Melissa Yerdon

14 February 1860–5 May 1953 (Age 93)
Boonville, Boonville, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Melissa

When Melissa Yerdon was born on 14 February 1860, in Boonville, Boonville, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, Daniel Yerdon, was 24 and her mother, Lola Ann Paddock, was 24. She had at least 1 son with Clark Draper. She lived in Boonville, Oneida, New York, United States in 1870. She died on 5 May 1953, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Clark Draper
Melissa Yerdon
Floyd Everett Draper

Spouse and Children

    Clark Draper





Parents and Siblings


    Lola Ann Paddock




    Eleanor Elizabeth Yerdon




    Charles Francis Yeardon


World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

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.

Age 26

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Yeardon, which is of unexplained origin. It may be a variant of Yeadon .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Malissa Yerdon in household of Daniel Yerdon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Melissa Yerdon in entry for Floyd E Draper, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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