Melissa Jane Lambson

13 November 1846–23 August 1937 (Age 90)
Winter Quarters, Washington, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Melissa Jane

When Melissa Jane Lambson was born on 13 November 1846, in Winter Quarters, Washington, Nebraska, United States, her father, Alfred Boaz Lambson, was 26 and her mother, Melissa Jane Bigler, was 21. She married Albert Westley Davis on 25 November 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in West Point, Clark, Nevada, United States in 1870. She died on 23 August 1937, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Westley Davis
1841–1928
Melissa Jane Lambson
1846–1937
Marriage: 25 November 1865
Albert John Davis
1866–1939
Melissa Elvira Davis
1868–1946
Edna May Davis
1871–1919
Nettie Maria Davis
1873–1957
Wesley Lambson Davis
1876–1876
George Albert Davis
1877–1939
Sarah Woolley Davis
1880–1971
Helen Davis
1883–1960
Ethel Davis
1888–1937

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1854
    Age 8
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    1863
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 24
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from Lamb 1.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Lamb

    Story Highlight

    MELISSA JANE LAMBSON

    Story in her own words, Utah, In Our Pioneer Heritage. Melissa Jane Lambson, was born November 13, 1846, at Winter Quarters, daughter of Alfred Boaz Lambson and Melissa Jane Bigler. I was the oldest …

    Sources (61)

    • Melissa Davis in household of Albert Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
    • M J Lambson in entry for George A Davis and Eleanor Sophia Herridge Marchant, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Melissa J in entry for Wesley Lambson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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