Melvin York Overstreet

28 September 1869–26 November 1949 (Age 80)
Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois, United States

The Life of Melvin York

When Melvin York Overstreet was born on 28 September 1869, in Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, his father, Sterling W Overstreet, was 43 and his mother, Rebecca York, was 37. He married Missouri Ann "Annie" Harvey on 11 November 1890. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Moundville, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Liberal, Barton, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 26 November 1949, in Barton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rosebank Cemetery, Crawford, Kansas, United States.

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Melvin York Overstreet
Missouri Ann "Annie" Harvey
Marriage: 11 November 1890
Charles Leslie Overstreet
Rebie Overstreet
Ola Nettie Overstreet
Walter Edward Overstreet
Nellie Overstreet
Cara Overstreet
James Melvin Overstreet

Spouse and Children

11 November 1890


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Sterling W Overstreet


    Rebecca York




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of Dutch and Belgian Overstraete, a topographic name for someone who lived ‘on the other side of the street’, or a habitational name from a place so named. According to Debrabandere this is a Brabantine name, originating from the Hof ter Overstraeten in Sint-Martens-Lennik.2 Americanized form of German Oberstrass or Low German Overstraat, a topographic name from a field so named, in particular one near Wermelskirchen in Rhineland.

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

Sources (3)

  • Melvin Overstreet, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melvin Y Overstreet, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melven Overstreet, "United States Census, 1910"

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