Joseph Melling

11 January 1859–20 September 1928 (Age 69)
Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Melling was born on 11 January 1859, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Melling, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Ward, was 39. He married Sarah Jane Walker in April 1888, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 20 September 1928, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Melling
Sarah Jane Walker
Marriage: April 1888
Margaret Ward Melling
Joseph Walker Melling
Emily Walker Melling
William Lapworth Melling
John Herbert Melling
Ada Mary Melling
Raymond Melling
Le Roy Melling

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  • Marriage
    April 1888Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 4
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1878 · Bacup Natural History Society
    Age 19
    The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from any of the places near Lancaster and near Liverpool. Both are probably so called from an Old English personal name Mealla + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas.Irish: variant of Mellon .German: habitational name from a place called Mellingen (see Mellinger ).

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

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    Life Sketch of Joseph Melling

    Written by Margaret Stubbs Daughter of Joseph Melling Our father Joseph Melling was born January 11th 1859, in Wiggen, Lancaster, England to Joseph and Margaret Ward Melling. He came to America …

    Sources (54)

    • Joseph Melling in entry for Leroy Melling, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Joseph Melling in household of Joseph Melling, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph Melling in entry for William L Melling, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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