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Mrs. Eliza Melton, age 87, daughter of A. T. and Malinda Burris was born in Monroe County, Tenn., January 10, 1863 and died at her home in Mountain Grove, Sunday morning (May 7, 1950).  She moved to Missouri when a small child and lived her entire life in and around Mountain Grove.  She was married to Geore Melton, April 5, 1888.  To them five children were born. Three survive: Ollie Clingan of Waterloo, Iowa; Oscar Melton of Traer Iowa; Glenna Ames of Ottawa Kansas. Two sons Grover and Alf Melton preceded her in death.  She is also survived by two stepsons and three stepdaughters:  Alonzo Melton of Moline Kansas; Sidney Melton of Moline Kansas; Eva Forrester of Emporia Kansas; Monna Goff of San Franscisco California; Malissa Roberts of American Falls Iowa; three sisters Mrs. Mary Ellis and Miss Kate Burris of Mountain Grove, Mrs. Louise Grant of Brookfield; a brother Alfred Burris of Mountain Grove.  Mrs. Melton who had been a semi-invalid for the past few years, was critically ill only about forty-eight hours.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church with Rev. J. Charles Gilbreath officiating.  Burial will be in Stubbs Cemetery under direction of Barber Funeral Home.


From the Mountain Grove Journal
Posted by: Phyllis Rippee   July 2005


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