Jeremiah Ethan Melton
of Navarro County, Texas


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FIFTY-FIRST WEDDING DAY DRESDEN COUPLE CELEBRATED

On Saturday, August 14, 1926, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Melton of Dresden, celebrated their fifty-first wedding anniversary with a picnic at the Dresden tabernacle. They were honored by the presence of all their children, grand-children and immediate friends, excepting four grandchildren of Hedley, Texas. A large and appetizing feast was enjoyed by all.

Mr. and Mrs. Melton have trodden this world of joys and sorrows, hand in hand, for fifty-one years, each sharing the other's joys or sorrows. We hope they will spend many more years together, happily. Mr. Melton is seventy-five years old and Mrs. Melton is seventy-three.

They are the parents of a large family of thirteen children. Seven living and six dead. Those living are: Mr. Zack Melton of Raleigh and Messrs. Grover, Ben and Johnnie Melton, all of Dresden; Mrs. L. McMallan of Corsicana, Mrs. R. Mobley of Hedley and Mrs. Britt Turner of Tuscola.

They have twenty-five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Written by FRIENDS.


The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Sept 14, 1926
Submitted by Karen Rost

 

 

J.E. MELTON DIED DRESDEN COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY MORNING

J. E. Melton, aged 92 years, died at his home in the Dresden community just before noon Wednesday. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon from the Methodist church in Dresden with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

He had been a resident of the Dresden community many years and was well known in that section and over the county.

Surviving are four sons, Zack, Ben, and Grover Melton, Dresden; John Melton, Amarillo; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Mobley, Amarillo, and other relatives.

Corley's Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, October 20, 1943
Submitted by Karen Rost

 

Dresden Cemetery, Dresden,  Navarro Co., TX

 

SEE ALSO: Melton Grandparents

 


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