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 Melissa “Lizzie” <I>Taylor</I> Flickinger

Melissa “Lizzie” Taylor Flickinger

Unity, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
Death 19 Jul 1939 (aged 85)
New Middletown, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Burial Petersburg, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Plot Sec C-2 Row 6
Memorial ID 53574459 · View Source
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From R D Baith 5/15/2013:
It appears that her given name was Melinda.

From The Youngstown Vindicator July 19, 1939 Page 6

Mrs. Melinda Flickinger, New Middletown, Dies

(Special to the Vindicator)
New Middletown, July 19,- Mrs. Melinda Flickinger, age 85, died at 2 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maggie Brungard following a long illness of heart trouble.
Mrs. Flickinger was born in Unity Township, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor. Her husband, James, preceded her in death. She had been a resident of this district all her life.
She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Brungard, and Mrs. Bert Spitler, of Poland, and four sons, Harvey, of New Middletown, Frank, of Poland, Charles, of Youngstown, and Clark, of Rochester, PA.; Four grandchildren, and a half brother, Charles May, of Canfield. She was a member of the Old Springfield Reformed Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fry Funeral Home, Columbiana. The family will meet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Not mentioned in obituary is a sister or half sister Maria MAY McCullough buried in Beaver Falls PA.
Name: Melissa Flickinger
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 19 Jul 1939
Event Place: Springfield, Mahoning, Ohio
Residence Place: New Middletown
Gender: Female
Age: 85years 3months 11days
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Occupation: Housewife
Birth Date: 08 Apr 1854
Birthplace: ... , Col. Co., Ohio
Birth Year (Estimated): 1854
Burial Date: 21 Jul 1939
Burial Place: Petersburg, Ohio
Cemetery: Petersburg Cemetery
Father's Name: James Taylor
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Eliza Hech (Heck?)
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Spouse's Name: James Flickinger
Informant: Maggie Brungard, New Middletown, Ohio
File Number: fn 44226
GS Film number: 2023718
Digital Folder Number: 004047208
Image Number: 02658
Collection: Melissa Flickinger, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

Cause of death: Senility, Chronic myocarditis, Chronic nephritis

Per 1900 census Springfield Twp Mahoning Co she stated she was the mother of 6 children - all living.

Note May 18, 2013 - there is conflicting data on her true last name - given as Taylor (various spellings) and also given as "Heck" by son Clark per his birth record in 1893 and cited as "May" when son Charles married. Per her obituary she had a "half brother Charles May" so how does this all fit together? This is under study.

This works out to be - her mother "Eliza Heck" married Hiram May who is buried in Lowellville Cemetery Mahoning Co.

Her grandfather was Peter Heck b 1799 and per 1870 census she was in his household.

7/1/2014 - reviewing all data - since Melissa was at least 10 years younger than siblings, there may have been a second marriage involved here. Still under study.

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  • Created by: Anne Rupert
  • Added: 11 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53574459
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Melissa “Lizzie” Taylor Flickinger (8 Apr 1854–19 Jul 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53574459, citing Petersburg Cemetery, Petersburg, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Anne Rupert (contributor 21366448) .