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
Melissa Jane Lambson
Marriage: 25 November 1865
Albert John Davis
Melissa Elvira Davis
Edna May Davis
Nettie Maria Davis
Wesley Lambson Davis
George Albert Davis
Sarah Woolley Davis
Helen Davis
Ethel Davis

Spouse and Children

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


    +4 More Children

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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Washington, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Washington, Nebraska, United States
    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.

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    Story Highlight


    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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