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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

James Alexander Melson

Male 1859 - 1926  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name James Alexander Melson  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 1858  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born Feb 1859  Hopkins County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1880  Precinct 6, Hopkins, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1900  Sulphur Springs Ward 4, Hopkins, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1910  Oklahoma City Ward 6, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 2 Oct 1926  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • OBITUARY

      J.A. Melson, 68 years old, residing at 221 W. 20th street, died Saturday evening at a city hospital. He had been a resident of Oklahoma City for the last twenty-two years and had been prominent in the cotton business for thirty-five years. He was a member of W.O.W., the Odd Ffellows and Masonic lodges. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, R.Q. Melson, Oklahoma City peace officer, and Tome Melson, of Konowa, Okla.; three daughters, Miss Pearl Melson of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Louise Cushenberry of Sulphur, and Mrs. Kate Emanuel, also of Sulphur; one brother, Judge J.M. Melson of Sulphur Springs, Texas; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Ticer of Pickton, Texas. Funeral services will be conducted from the Hahn funeral home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Lincoln McConnell. Burial will be in Fairlawn cemetery.
    Buried Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2452  Dickinson
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2018 

    Father Aladran Thomas Melson,   b. 4 Feb 1827, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1915, Pickton, Hopkins, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Martha Jane Ransom,   b. 12 Apr 1830, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1909, Pickton, Hopkins, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Sep 1849  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine Melson,   b. Dec 1858, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Pearl Melson,   b. Oct 1877, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Roger A Melson,   b. Aug 1878, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Melson,   b. Jan 1879, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Louise Melson,   b. Mar 1882, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. R Q Melson,   b. 1888, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Kate Melson,   b. Feb 1892, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F0725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Feb 1859 - Hopkins County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Oct 1926 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S014080] 1880 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880.T9, 1,454 rolls. Precinct 6, Hopkins, Texas, ED 61, roll T9_1311, page 205.4000, image .

    2. [S013029] 1900 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900.T623, 1854 rolls. Hopkins, Texas, ED , roll , page .

    3. [S013185] 1910 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910.T624, 1,178 rolls. Oklahoma City Ward 6, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, ED , roll T624_1266, part , page .