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Melvina Frances Fitch

Melvina Frances Fitch

Female 1840 - 1920  (80 years)

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  • Name Melvina Frances Fitch  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 24 Jun 1840  Joppa, Harford Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6
    Christened 14 Feb 1841  St.Johns Parish Episcopal, Joppa, Harford Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Nov 1920  Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Woodland Cem, Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I7779  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2016 

    Father Mortimer Fitch,   b. Abt 1808, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Snouffer,   b. 26 Feb 1807, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1856  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Abt 16 Feb 1829  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Family ID F2728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mason Davis,   b. Mar 1839, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1904  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Abt 12 Mar 1864  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 8
    Children 
     1. Ira M. Davis,   b. Dec 1864, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Jan 1920  (Age ~ 55 years)
     2. Oliver G. Davis,   b. Dec 1869, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elsie Davis,   b. Abt 1872, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Clarence M. Davis,   b. Abt 1874, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1930  (Age ~ 56 years)
     5. Frances ("Fannie") H. Davis,   b. Nov 1879, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Hettie B. Davis,   b. Aug 1881, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. James Dale Davis,   b. 29 May 1889, Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1972, Orange Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F2734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1850 census records her father Mortimer Fitch, 42, born in Virginia, living with her mother Rebecca, 42, born in Pennsylvania, and their Maryland-born children: John F, 20; Martin [sic] C, 15; Mary H, 13; and Melvina, 9. Mortimer's occupation was "Inkeeper" [sic]. 1850 U.S. Census, Dist. 8, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 432, Roll 293, stamped p. 419).

      The 1860 census lists her father Mortimer, 53, living with his second wife, Henrietta, 49, and Melvina, 20; and James, 13. A young woman from Henrietta's family, perhaps a much younger sister, or perhaps a niece, Margaret Burgess, 16, was living in the family home also. 1860 U.S. Census, Mt. Pleasant Dist, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 653, Roll 475, stamped p. 904).

      The 1870 census shows that Mason and Melvina Davis had moved to Ohio after their marriage. Mason, 31, a carpenter, lived with his wife Melvina, 30, who was "keeping house," and two sons: "Isa M" [?], 6; and Oliver, 1. While the parents had been born in Maryland, the children were born in Ohio. 1870 U.S. Census, 6th Ward, Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH (M 593, Roll 1249, stamped p. 273B).

      Melvina's husband Mason, 41, a "stair builder," is listed in the 1880 census, living with his wife "Bellvina," 40, and 5 children: Ira, 15, an apprentice carpenter; Oliver, 11, in school; Elsie 8; Clarence, 6; and Fanny 1. All children were born in Ohio. Also living in the home was Melvina's mother Mary, 75, born in Maryland. 1880 U.S. Census, Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH (T 9, Roll 1051, stamped pp. 225A & 226).

      The 1900 census lists Melvina's family. It lists her husband of 36 years, Mason Davis, a carpenter, 61, born Mar 1839 in Mayland, Melvina F, 59, born June 1840 in Maryland, and a few of their 8 children (7 of whom were still alive): Oliver G, 30, born Dec 1869, employed as a "machine hand"; Fannie H, 21, born Nov 1818; Hettie B, 18, born Aug 1881; and Dale, 11, born May 1889, who was a school student (all of whom were born in Ohio). Also in the family home were a widowed sister, Mary H. Harn, 63, born May 1837 in Maryland, and a "boarder," Singleton J. Harn, 56, born Sep 1843 in Maryland. Living immediately next door was Mason and Melvina's son Isa M. Davis and his family. 1900 U.S. Census, Ward 10, Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH (T 623, Roll 1308, stamped p. 81B).

      The 1920 census shows Melvina, 79, a widow, living with her daughter "Francis H Myers," 41, and family. 1920 U.S. Census, Ward 4, Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH (T 625, Roll 1420, stamped p. 241).

  • Sources 
    1. [S845] MD Births & Christenings, 1650-1995|, Anonymous, "Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995", (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674912?collectionNameFilter=false), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F488-FHQ (LLDS Film 14133).

    2. [S423] MD Census 1850, Frederick|, Maryland, Frederick Cnty, 1850 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M432, Roll 293, p. 419).

    3. [S413] MD Marriages 1667 |, Jordan Dodd, "Maryland Marriages, 1667 - 1899", (Liahona Research, The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT (database on-line), www.Ancestry.com).

    4. [S479] OH Deaths - 2 |, Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1953, 1958-2002, (Vital Statistics Unit, Ohio Dep't of Health, PO Box 15098, Columbus, OH 43215; ), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8GD-TBY (LDS Film 1881439).

    5. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 78503594.

    6. [S420] OH Census 1900, Montgomery, Ohio, Franklin Cnty, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 1308, p. 81B).

    7. [S28] Myers Marriages 2|, Margaret E. Myers, MARRIAGE LICENSES OF FREDERICK COUNTY [MD], 1811-1840, (Family Line Publications, Silver Spring, MD : 1987), pp. 77, 228.

    8. [S419] OH Census 1870, Montgomery, Ohio, Montgomery Cnty, 1870 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M 593, Roll 1249, p. 273B).