Melvina Harvey

16 December 1811–24 October 1882 (Age 70)
Barnet, Caledonia, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Melvina

When Melvina Harvey was born on 16 December 1811, in Barnet, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, her father, Joel Harvey, was 32 and her mother, Betsy Bowen, was 26. She married Willard Trowbridge Snow on 14 May 1837, in Caldwell, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Granite, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 24 October 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Trowbridge Snow
Melvina Harvey
Marriage: 14 May 1837
Amanda Melvina Snow
Leonidas Snow
Willard Lycurgus Snow
Eugene Snow
Almira Marie Snow
Helen Snow
Ellen Snow
William Harvey Snow

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 May 1837Caldwell, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 19
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Old French and Middle English personal name Hervei, also found as Herveu, Hervé, and Hervi. The name Herveu or Herv(e)i was borne by a number of Bretons at the Norman Conquest and, as such, represents a French form of the Old Breton name Hoiearnviu or Hærviu (see Herve ). Among Normans Herve(i) or Herv(e)i was also a French form of ancient Germanic Hariwic, Herewic (from hari ‘army’ + wīg ‘war’), with intervocalic /w/ becoming /v/ in Old French. The Breton and ancient Germanic names were commonly Latinized as Herve(i)us and Hervic(i)us respectively but, since their most common vernacular forms in Old French were indistinguishable, the Latin forms were also sometimes interchangeable, especially Herveus.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirmheadhaigh ‘descendant of Airmheadhach’, a personal name probably meaning ‘esteemed’. It seems to be a derivative of Airmheadh, the name borne by a mythological physician.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchaidh ‘descendant of Earchadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Melvina Harvey, (not sure who wrote this history-possibly Dona Vitale)

    Amanda Melvina Harvey was born in Barnett, Caledonia Co. Vermont on the 16th of December 1811. She was the daughter of Joel Harvey, who was married to Sarah Susan Farr about 1797 and then he marri …

    Sources (44)

    • Alvina Snow, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Malvina Harvey, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Malovinia in entry for William Snow, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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