Mary Melinda Trapp

29 February 1872–14 October 1953 (Age 81)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Mary Melinda

When Mary Melinda Trapp was born on 29 February 1872, in Georgia, United States, her father, James Thomas Trapp Jr, was 38 and her mother, Catherine Weeks, was 35. She married Isaac Elias Ingram on 13 February 1890, in Paulding, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Election Precinct 1 Newburg, Franklin, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Newburg, Franklin, Alabama, United States in 1910. She died on 14 October 1953, in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ethridge, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Elias Ingram
Mary Melinda Trapp
Marriage: 13 February 1890
Sion Thomas Ingram
Calvin Arthur Ingram
Joseph Ollie Ingram Sr.
Isaac Homer Ingram
John P. Ingram

Spouse and Children

13 February 1890
Paulding, Georgia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Thomas Trapp Jr


    Catherine Weeks






    Ophelia Trapp


    William Riley Trapp


    John Trapp


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 3

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 23

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a trapper, from a derivative of Middle English trapp ‘trap’.2 German: nickname for a stupid person, from Middle High German trappe ‘bustard’ (of Slavic origin).3 German: topographic name for someone living by a step-like feature in the terrain, from Middle Low German treppe, trappe ‘step’, or by a flight of steps, standard German Treppe.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary M Ingram in household of Isaac E Ingram, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary M Ingram in household of Isaac E Ingram, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary O Ingram in household of Isaac E Ingram, "United States Census, 1910"

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