|Birth: ||Nov. 28, 1848|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 1902|
Daughter of: Martin B. RUBERT
and Kittura Ann (WRIGHT) Rubert
Melissa's mother, Kittura Ann Wright Rubert, was the young widow of Martin Rubert who died May of 1863 while serving in the Civil War. Kittura was left to raise their seven children on the large Rubert Farm in Edinburg. Nearby, lived the widower, Henry Willis of North Yorkshire, England.
In May of 1864, Kittura and Henry married in Mercer County, Missouri. The newly blended family made their new home at the Willis' Edinburg estate. Henry, the "instant father of seven", enjoyed raising the Rubert children along with their own growing family.
Melissa came from a large and close-knitted family. It was here, in Edinburg, where Melissa Rubert met and married her husband, William F. McLaughlin, 23 Apr 1872.
As adults, each Willis-Rubert child was provided equal portions of land, each section of land connected to the rear by a central wooded area, forming a large circle of support for generations to come.
Written by: Pamela Tate in conjunction with Rev. Guy Olin Thomas, former Minister of the First Baptist Church of Princeton, Missouri. The cousins, Guy and Pamela, are of the family of Melissa McLaughlin and of Henry & Kittura Willis.
Martin B Rubert (1820 - 1863)
Kittura Ann Wright Willis (1828 - 1913)
Phoebe E Rubert Welch (1846 - 1913)*
Melissa E Rubert McLaughlin (1848 - 1902)
Winfield Scott Rubert (1861 - 1930)*
Alice May Willis Pearson (1865 - 1928)**
John Daniel Willis (1867 - 1947)**
Hannah Emerson Willis Elliott (1870 - 1960)**
Mollie Maud Willis Drennen (1872 - 1959)**
Note: wife of William F. McLAUGHLIN, married 23 Apr 1872
Maintained by: Pamela Tate Dunham
Originally Created by: Larry G. Flesher
Record added: Sep 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9497154
Thank you for the lovely silver spoon, Aunt Melissa. You are lovingly remembered. pamela|
Added: Mar. 10, 2012