Melissa <I>Smith</I> McPherson

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Melissa Smith McPherson

  • Birth Mar 1844 New Brunswick, Canada
  • Death 1933
  • Burial Calais, Washington County, Maine, USA
  • Memorial ID 104482512

In the 1930 U.S. Census,Georgie Culleton, 56, born Maine, parents born Canada, was living in Calais, Maine, with sister Grace Culleton, 46, born Maine; widowed aunt Melissa McPherson, 82, born Maine, parents born Canada; and nephew Paul Culleton, 15, born Maine, parents born Maine.

In the 1920 U.S. Census, widow Jennie Thurston, 54, born Canada, parents born Canada, was living in Washington County, Maine, with widow Malacia McPherson,74, born Canada, parents born Canada; Edgar McPherson, 33, born Maine; and granddaughter Jesse Sears, 14, born Maine, parents born Maine.

In the 1910 U.S. Census, John McPherson, 80, born Canada, father born Canada, mother born Maine, was living in Ward 2, Calais, Maine, with Malissie, 65, born Canada, parents born Canada; and Edgar, 25, born Maine.

In the 1900 U.S. Census, day laborer John McPherson, 57, born April 1843 in Canada, parents born Canada, was living on Garfield Street in Calais, Maine, with Melissa, 45, born March 1855 in Canada, parents born Canada; and Florence, born May 1883 in Maine.
The couple had been married for 35 years and all of their eight children were still living.
John had come to the U.S. in 1860 and Melissa in 1865.

In the 1880 U.S. Census, planing mill worker John H. McPherson, 35, born Canada, was living in Calais, Maine, with Melissia, 29, born Canada, parents born Canada; planing mill worker Charles, 16; George, 13; John, 8; William, 6; Edgar, 4; and Florence, 0 years, all born in Maine.

John H. McPherson and Malissa Smith, both of Calais, made their marriage intentions on May 7, 1864 (Calais Vital Records)

In the 1860 U.S. Census, John F. Smith, 50, born N.B. who was living in Ward 2, Calais, Maine during the 1860 U.S. Census with Sarah, 50; Elizabeth, 20; Alonzo, 19; Malessa, 17; Anne J., 13; and Charles, all born in N.B.





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  • Created by: SusanE
  • Added: 1 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104482512
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melissa Smith McPherson (Mar 1844–1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104482512, citing Calais Cemetery, Calais, Washington County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by SusanE (contributor 47098878) .