Mary Ida Mae “Mellie” <I>Edwards</I> Walden

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Mary Ida Mae “Mellie” Edwards Walden

  • Birth 2 Oct 1872 DeWitt County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 21 Jan 1958 Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Harristown, Macon County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Section 7
  • Memorial ID 70398557

Mellie was first married to Owen Tyler Walden Jun 17 1891 in IL. They had four children: Ira, Maude, Harry and Dora. The 1900 census, Dewitt IL, shows that she had 4 of 4 children living and had been married nine years. Dora was just a baby. It appears her husband left her and their four young children, soon after the census, as he married Mary Jane Harris in 1901.

Mellie remarried to Francis Marion Walden, her brother-in-law (brother of Owen Tyler Waldon), in 1904, and brought her four children to the marriage. Mellie and Francis Marion had three children, Thomas, Hattie and Emery. In 1910 they are in Polk Co MO. (as is her first husband and wife) with her four children from first marriage and three from her current marriage. She indicates she is in her 2nd marriage, husband in 1st, they had been married about six years and she had 7 of 7 children living.

From FAG#46902635


Mrs. Mellie Mae Walden, 85, of 820 W. North St., died at 7:10 a.m. today in St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born in Dewitt county, Oct 2, 1872, the daughter of Harrison and Martha Edwards.
She married O.T. Walden,. He preceded her in death.
She leaves three sons: Harry of Deepwater, Mo., Thomas of Bloomington, Emery of Decatur; three daughters: Mrs. Hattie Grubb of Decatur, Mrs., Maude Coulter of Metcalf and Mrs. Dora Smith of Deepwater, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Dora Jenkins of Decatur, 38 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Macon County Memorial Park.

Review Jan 21, 1958 p15


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  • Created by: kpet
  • Added: 26 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70398557
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ida Mae “Mellie” Edwards Walden (2 Oct 1872–21 Jan 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70398557, citing Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown, Macon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by kpet (contributor 47128976) .