Joseph Hyrum Mellen

11 April 1848–16 February 1917 (Age 68)
Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Hyrum

When Joseph Hyrum Mellen was born on 11 April 1848, in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, his father, John Mellen Jr., was 34 and his mother, Jane Ramsden, was 31. He married Martha Ann Cumberland on 12 September 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 February 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hyrum Mellen
Martha Ann Cumberland
Marriage: 12 September 1870
John Henry Mellen
Joseph William Mellen
Frank Mellen
Edith June Mellen
Elizabeth Ella Mellen
Clara Mellen
Martha Adelia Mellen
Flora Mellen
Inez Leone Mellen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 September 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 19
    Nebraska is the 37th state.

    Name Meaning

    North German and Flemish: habitational name from any of the places in Germany called Melle (Lower Saxony) or Mellen (North Rhine-Westphalia).English and Irish: variant of Melling .

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

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    Joseph Hyrum Mellen - Personal History written by Caroleen Mellen May

    JOSEPH HYRUM MELLEN The parents of Joseph, John and Jane Ramsden Mellen, were living in Nauvoo, Illinois in 1846 when the saints were driven out, but they did not leave at this time. They were amo …

    Sources (48)

    • Joseph Mellen in household of John Mellen, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jos H Mellan in entry for John H Mellan, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Joseph Millen in household of John Millen, "United States Census, 1860"

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