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Mary Louise Melvin Colbert
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Birth: 1923
Death: Nov. 29, 1991
San Mateo
San Mateo County
California, USA

This is an interesting family. First moved ot here from Springfield, Illinois about 1874 with a pack of grown children. They had lost several to early deaths in Illinois and in 1908, moved them from the Illinois cemetery to Mountain View.

The leader of the clain, Samuel Houston Melvin, who brought his family to Oakland, lived just a few doors from Abraham Lincoln in Springfield -- they were great friends. Samuel was one of those who returned Lincoln's body from Washington, and was on the committee to plan and building the memorial that was done in Springfield. When the LIncolns moved to Washington, they sold most of their furnishings; the Melvins bought several pieces -- eventually went to the Oakland Museum.

Linda Dewey
 
 
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 Parents:
  Bradford Morse Melvin (1894 - 1961)
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Louise Melvin Colbert (1923 - 1991)
  Bradford Morse Melvin (1929 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Johns Cemetery
San Mateo
San Mateo County
California, USA
 
Created by: David Woody
Record added: Feb 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85675885
Mary Louise <i>Melvin</i> Colbert
Added by: Henry Marsh
 
Mary Louise <i>Melvin</i> Colbert
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