|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1913|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 2008|
Melvin is the son of Joseph Julius DeMarsh and Sarah Rebecca Little DeMarsh. Joseph married Ruby Ursula Fowler and had three children before Ruby died in 1903. Joseph then married Sarah Rebecca Little. After two infant deaths they had two living children. The entire family of five was living in OK near Tulsa when Joseph disappeared. He would work in Tulsa during the week and go home on weekends. He left for work one week and was never seen or heard from again, leaving his young wife with five children to support and no means of income. Sarah was heartbroken but had to find homes or give the children up - Freida Dorothy DeMarsh she found a home for with her paternal aunt in Detroit, MI. Freida grew up and married Lawrence Snediker, having three children with him. Harold DeMarsh and Vincent DeMarsh she could not find homes for and had to relinguish them to an orphanage. Harold found a home but Vincent did not. Both boys continued to keep in touch with Sarah over the years, she was the mother they knew and loved as their own had died when they were so young. Melvin and Violet stayed with their young mother as she returned to Wisconsin to find work in a children's home near her father. They later returned to Oklahoma and Sarah worked as a housekeeper before meeting and marrying Eli Mead who died. She then married Jay Crawford. Both Melvin and Violet grew up in Oklahoma and moved independently to Washington State with their spouses and growing families.
Melvin married Berniece Reed and had one son, James. Divorced he later married Virginia Blakely who died in 1972. In 1975 he married Nenita DeMarsh who remained with him to the time of his death. They lived in Seattle.
Melvin's paternal grandfather (Joseph's father)was Augustus DeMarsh. Augustus was born in the town of Frahier-et-Chatbier, located in the Haute Soane department in the Franche-Comte region of eastern France. He immigrated to USA about 1845 and married Joseph's mother, Maria Bradt DeMarsh, who was born in Cape Vincent, New York.
Joseph Julius DeMarsh (1869 - ____)
Sarah Rebecca Little Crawford (1879 - 1950)
M James DeMarsh (1940 - 1990)*
Dorothy Freida DeMarsh Snediker (1900 - ____)**
Harold J DeMarsh (1902 - 1982)**
Vincent DeMarsh (1903 - 1965)**
Clarence Demarsh (1907 - 1908)*
Cornelius Francis DeMarsh (1909 - 1909)*
Violet Martha DeMarsh Clark (1911 - 2008)*
Melvin Joseph DeMarsh (1913 - 2008)
Riverton Crest Cemetery
Created by: Sharon
Record added: Jul 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93584399
Added: Jul. 14, 2012