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Arline Mehner
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Note*: Arline attended Washington State University and was a member of Phi KappaPhi and Omicron Nin Honoraries and Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Because of her families interest in Ice Are Arenas, it was logical thatArline would become an Olympic class ice skater! She owned 'Total Image'(a make-up and fashion consulting business) in Atlanta, GA. and Phoenix,AZ. She had bipolar disease and died as a result of suicide in about 1998.
Birth*:
Death*: circa 1998, Unknown GEDCOM info: bipolar disease and died as a result of suicide in about 1998

Parents:

Father: Karl Trevor Mehner b. 9 July 1905, d. 7 April 1969
Mother: Pauline Strawhnun

Carl Heinrich Mehner
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Birth*: 10 April 1780, Grossolbersdorf, Chemnitz, Saxonyt, Germany

Parents:

Father: Johann Gottieb Mehner
Mother: Maria Dorothea Schoenherr

Carol Lucille Mehner
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Note*: She was a student at the University of Washington in 1940. She was 20years old when her father died; her siblings lost track of her for a time.
Birth*: 1920, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A.
Death*: 1970

Parents:

Father: Paul Ernest Mehner b. 22 June 1872, d. 24 November 1940
Mother: Isabella Agusta Stevenson-Hicks b. 12 September 1875, d. 11 July 1947

Family:

Children:

Suzaanne Hatta d. c 1962

Charlotte Isabell Mehner
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Birth*: 1913, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A.
Marriage*: 27 December 1940, Principal=Myron Franklin Porter
Death*: 1997, Kirkland, King County, Washington, U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: Paul Ernest Mehner b. 22 June 1872, d. 24 November 1940
Mother: Isabella Agusta Stevenson-Hicks b. 12 September 1875, d. 11 July 1947

Family:

Myron Franklin Porter b. 20 February 1920, d. 9 January 1992

Christian Gottlieb Mehner
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Note*: According to a letter to John and Nancy Ruhlman of Mount Vernon, WA,dated Dec. 22, 1998 from Martin Schreiter, the son of the Burgermeisterof Burkhardstdorf: 'Christian Gottleib Mehner was born Jan 20, 1817 at 10:00 in theevening. He was the 7th child of Karl Gottleib Mehner and ChristaneKaroline Mehner, her birth name was Hahnel (Haehnel). in Burkhardtsdorf.' (Haehnel is a large and well-documented family in the Erzgebirge--JJR) 'Christian Gottleib Mehner got married to Kristiane Whilhelmine Arnoldon July 8, 1838 in 'The Church' (St. Michael's Evangelical Church-(Lutheran) Burkhardtsdorf, Saxony, Germany.' 'He died Dec. 8, 1876, at 2:30 in the morning and his funeral was Dec.ll, 1876 in Burkhardtsdorf.'--Martin Schreiter Interestingly, his son, Karl Ernst Mehner, left for America four yearslater in 1880 with his family at age 35; perhaps he had waited until hisfather died to make the move; perhaps the long Franco-Prussian wars madethem want to leave. We should comment here, that according to Robert David Mehner, (NancyMehner Ruhlman's father), the parents of Christian Gottlieb Mehner were'Ehregott and Johanna Mehner', but Martin Schreiter's letter documentsthat they were 'Karl and Christane'. (Because of the documentation, wethink Martin Schreiter is right--JJR)
Birth*: 20 January 1817, Bukhardtsdorf, Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
Marriage*: 8 August 1838, 'The Church' (St. Michael's Lutheran) Burkhardtsdorf, Saxony, Germany, Principal=Kristlane Wilhelmine Arnold
Death*: 8 December 1876, Bukhardtsdorf, Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany

Parents:

Father: Karl Gottlieb Mehner b. 11 January 1778
Mother: Christiane Caroline Hahnel

Family:

Kristlane Wilhelmine Arnold

Children:

Karl Ernst Mehner+ b. 16 Aug 1845, d. 21 Aug 1915

Chruistine Friederike Mehner
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Note*: According to Michael Stubbe's letter of June 7, 1999, ChristineFriederike Mehner was born in Burkhardtsdorf, Jan 19, 1815. She wasbaptized in the Evangelical (Lutheran) church in Burkhardtsdorf on Jan21, 1815. She married Carl Friedrich Nebel in Burkhardtsdorf, Jan 24,1841 and died Aug 18, 1856 in Gornsdorf (her husband's home town). Christine was the daughter of Karl Gottlieb Mehner and ChristianeCaroline Hanel. According to Stubbe, Carl Gottlieb Mehner was a'Auszugshauslers und Maurers' translated 'to move out of houses and abricklayer'. At least one of their sons was Carl Louis Nebel who was born in GornsdorfJune 26, 1841. He was baptized in the Evangelical Church (Lutheran) atGornsdorf on June 29, 1841. He married Johanna Wilhelmine HenrietteLepping on Nov 26, 1871 in the Catholic Church at Dortmund. --data from a letterfrom Michael Stubbe, June 7, 1999
Birth*: 19 January 1815, Bukhardtsdorf, Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
Baptism: 21 January 1815, In the Evangelical Church (Lutheran) at Gornsdorf, Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
Marriage*: 24 January 1841, Burkhardtsdorf, Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany, Principal=Carl Friedrich Nebel
Death*: 18 August 1856, Gornsdorf, Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany

Parents:

Father: Karl Gottlieb Mehner b. 11 January 1778
Mother: Christiane Caroline Hahnel

Family:

Carl Friedrich Nebel b. 29 August 1811, d. 12 June 1886

Children:

Carl Loius Nebel b. 26 Jun 1841

Fifth Child Mehner
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Parents:

Father: Karl Gottlieb Mehner b. 11 January 1778
Mother: Christiane Caroline Hahnel

First Child Mehner
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Parents:

Father: Karl Gottlieb Mehner b. 11 January 1778
Mother: Christiane Caroline Hahnel

Fourth Child Mehner
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Parents:

Father: Karl Gottlieb Mehner b. 11 January 1778
Mother: Christiane Caroline Hahnel

Gertrude Eva Mehner
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Note*: Gertrude Eva Mehner is in the 1923 yearbook for Union (Bremerton) HighSchool. She was a Registered Nurse with a degree from the University ofWashington. She practiced nursing in NY State. She was living inConnecticut when her father Paul Ernest Mehner died in 1940. She nevermarried, and died in Seattle in 1960.
Birth*: 20 December 1904, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A.
Death*: 9 January 1960, Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: Paul Ernest Mehner b. 22 June 1872, d. 24 November 1940
Mother: Isabella Agusta Stevenson-Hicks b. 12 September 1875, d. 11 July 1947

Herman J. Mehner
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Note*: We first knew about Herman J. Mehner because Paul Ernest Mehner (b 1910,d. 1983) sent us a family tree that lists Herman in 1973 We later learned a clue from what his brother Paul E. Mehner said in a1935 Application For Presidential Postmaster that 'from 1891 to 1901because of his father's health (Paul) bought a small farm in Tracyton(near Bremerton, WA) and worked this with his brothers' (notice theplural brothers--that must have included Albert and Herman) We notice that he is Not included in the will written by his parents KarlErnst Mehner and Therisa Otto just before they left for their trip toGermany in 1910. We know that Herman was alive in 1910 in (about age 35?) when his motherand father took a trip to Saxony, Germany (his mother passed away at age61, June 14, 1910 in Riesa, Saxony, Germany while visiting her brother,there) and Herman J. is mentioned as one of the three surviving sons inher newspaper obituary (Bremerton Sun?). His other brothers were CarlErnest Mehner and Albert Hugo Mehner. The big breakthrough came when Paul Dewar of Bremerton told us in Oct.,2000 that he found Herman listed in the Death Records for WashingtonState: 'died at age 73 in Pierce Co., WA on Sept 16, 1945.' When we received his death certificate from the State Department ofHealth, everything fit together!: Herman spent his last 40 years in thesate mental hospital (Western State Hospital, Steilacoom, WA). He diedSeptember 16, 1945 at the hospital He is listed as: Male, White, Single,age 73. (this would make his date of birth in 1873.) His birthplace islisted as Germany (Burkhardsdorf, Saxony, we would assume where hisbrother Karl Ernst was born.) His occupation, like his brother was'tailoring'. His city of residence was Bremerton. His medical record is fascinating: 'immediate cause of death, cerebral hemorrhage- - one month due to Paralysis Angitans -- ten years due to Dementia Praecox -- 40 years' So, it appears that he suffered severe mental illness as early as 1906. It appears that there was a mistake in the listing of his father, 'PaulMehner' is listed, but Paul would have been his brother! His realfather's birth name was Karl Ernst Mehner seemed to give his name inseveral different ways! -- (see 'More' notes about Karl Ernst Mehner) --the funeral home at the time of his death listed him as 'Ernest PaulMehner!' It is sad that in the 20th century mental illness was such a socialstigma. At our Mehner family reunion in Aug. 2000 no one had ever heardof Herman, the brother of 'The Professor' (Albert Hugo and 'The Mayor'(Paul Ernest). With the help of several in our family, we have traceddown the story of Herman Mehner who was largely alone in the WesternState Hospital in Steilacoom for 40 years! Welcome to our family tree,Herman! -- John and Nancy (Mehner) Ruhlman, November 2000
Birth*: circa 1872, Germany
Death*: 16 September 1945, Steilacoom, Pierce County, Washington, U.S.A., Unknown GEDCOM info: cerebral hemorrhage -- one month

Parents:

Father: Karl Ernst Mehner b. 16 August 1845, d. 21 August 1915
Mother: Therisa Amelia Otto b. 1849, d. 14 June 1910

Johann Gottieb Mehner
Note*: We understand (still to be researched) that 'Mehner' in German means'tailor' Johann Gottlieb Mehner was 'a farmer in another village' (other thanBurkhardtsdorf, Saxony, Germany.) His son Karl Gottlieb Mehner came toBurkhardtsdorf and married Christiane Karoline Haenel Nov 11, 1804 inBurkhardtsdorf. -- From the church records (AtBurkhardtsdorf?), translated by Martin Schreiter, son of theBurgermeister of Burkhardtsdorf, Feb 27, 1999 We love what Dr. Ingo Mehner of Ennepetal-Milspe wrote us January 13,1999: 'All the Mehners were very busy in making descendants, especially informer times!'
Birth*: 'another village' (other than Burkhardtsdorf Saxony)--probably Grossolbersdorf Chemnitz
Marriage*: Principal=Maria Dorothea Schoenherr

Family:

Maria Dorothea Schoenherr

Children:

Karl Gottlieb Mehner+ b. 11 Jan 1778
Carl Heinrich Mehner b. 10 Apr 1780

John 'Jack' Warren Mehner
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Note*: Jack was an early investor in the stock market. He was vert well to do.He never married and lived with one of his siblings. He suffered from paranoia and alcoholism. \ He committed suicide in Alaska while living with Denny Mehner.
Birth*: 4 March 1950, Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A.
Death*: 10 February 1990, Alaska, U.S.A., Unknown GEDCOM info: Committed suicide in Alaska

Parents:

Father: Paul Ernest Mehner b. 5 February 1910, d. 25 August 1983
Mother: Norma Lydia Jones b. 18 June 1913, d. 16 December 1997

Karl Ernst Mehner
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Burial*: Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A.
Note*: Karl came with his family to Ohio from Saxony, Germany in 1880. They then moved to Kitsap County, Washington in 1891 and lived nearTracyton and Bremerton, Washington. Karl and his son Paul Mehner established 'Mehner and Son' (see photo)Naval Outfitters in Bremerton, Washington about 1900. I (John JayRuhlman) believe Paul later became Mayor of Bremerton (about 1919?). According to his birth certificate, Karl Ernst Mehner was born August 16,1845 in Burkhardtsdorf, Germany. He was the 'son of a married couple,Christian Gottlieb Mehner who owned a house in Burkhardtsdorf'. According to a letter dated Dec 22, 1998, from Martin Schreiter, the sonof the Burgermeister of Burkhardtsdorf, 'Karl married Therisa Amelia Ottoin 1871 in St. Johannes Church, Chemnitz'. We assume that this was anEvangelical (Lutheran) Church. However, Karl's eldest grandson KarlTrevor Mehner says in a letter dated February 1969, 'grandfather KarlErnst Mehner was a Baptist, and, as you no doubt know, our family werePresbyterians (in Bremerton, WA). He came at age 35 with his wife and sons (Paul was about 8 Herman wasabout 5? and Albert was about 3) to Mount Vernon, Ohio from aroundChemnitz, Saxony, Germany in 1880. We wonder what happened to the thirdbrother Herman! He seemed to be in Tracyton (near Bremerton) sometimebetween 1891 and 1901; Herman was alive when his mother died in 1910 on areturn visit to Germany. According to his grandson Karl Trevor Mehner,Karl Ernst Mehner was a 'tailor in the old country'. The family then moved to Kitsap County, WA in 1891. They lived inTracyton and Bremerton (see 'More about Paul E. Mehner '.) His son Paulsaid in a 1935 Presidential Postmaster Application that 'from 1891 until1901, on account of father's health, Paul bought a small farm at Fairview(near Tracyton across the narrows from Bremerton) and worked this withhis brothers' This implies that Karl Ernst was failing in health (age46!) and that the long lost brother Herman must have helped our two knownbrothers (Paul and Albert) on the farm at Tracyton somewhere between 1891and 1901. We know of Herman's existence because of a genealogical chartsent to me by Paul Mehner in the spring of 1970.-JJR Herman must havedied somewhere between 1910 and April 4, 1939 when his brother AlbertHugo Mehner's obituary in the Bremerton Sun did not include him. Because of his old country experience in tailoring, Karl and his son PaulMehner established 'Mehner and Son' (see photo from 1906) NavalOutfitters in Bremerton in 1901. Son Paul was later Clerk and then Mayor of Bremerton. He signed theletter as a clerk from the City Council of Bremerton that invited theNavy Department to build a Naval Base in Bremerton! Karl was with his wife Therisa Amelia Otto on a visit to her family whenshe died June 14, 1910 in Riesa, Saxony, German (Just north of Chemnitz)while she was visiting her brother. Karl Ernst died Aug 21, 1915 according to the records of the LewisFuneral Chapel, 5303 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, Washington 98312-2299, phone1-360-377-3836. Interestingly, his name was given as Ernest Paul Mehner! We really believe this was the same person because he is listed as 70years and 5 months old (corresponds with his birth certificate).According to his funeral record, he was cremated. He was living on OhioStreet, Bremerton, WA. There was a funeral service with Minister Deckerof Bremerton, officiating on Aug. 22, 1915. Of course, is occupation waslisted as a 'tailor'. His death certificate listed his name differently again (Ernest CarlMehner!) According to this document, he was born Aug. 16, 1845 and diedat age 70 years, 5 months on Aug. 21, 1915. His cause of death waslisted as Cardiac Asthma. He was cremated in Seattle. Interestingly, he is listed as 'married', although his first wife TherisaAmelia Otto had died on a visit to Germany in 1910. Here, five yearslater the Informant on the death certificate was E. C. Mehner ofBremerton. We believe this is his second wife, Anna, (whom he probablyhad married in Germany in 1910). She was Theresa's younger sister AnnaOtto (born Nov. 26, 1857 in Saxony, Germany, died January 4, 1929 inForks, WA.) - - According to Anna's death certificate.
Marriage*: Probably in Mittweida, Saxony, Germany, Principal=Anna Otto
Birth*: 16 August 1845, Burkhardtsdorf, Saxony, Germany
Marriage*: 1871, St. Johannes Church, Chemnitz, Germany, Principal=Therisa Amelia Otto
Death*: 21 August 1915, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A., Unknown GEDCOM info: cause of death was listed as Cardiac Asthma.

Parents:

Father: Christian Gottlieb Mehner b. 20 January 1817, d. 8 December 1876
Mother: Kristlane Wilhelmine Arnold

Family 1:

Anna Otto b. 26 November 1857, d. 4 January 1929

Family 2:

Therisa Amelia Otto b. 1849, d. 14 June 1910

Children:

Herman J. Mehner b. c 1872, d. 16 Sep 1945
Paul Ernest Mehner+ b. 22 Jun 1872, d. 24 Nov 1940
Albert Hugo Mehner+ b. 3 Oct 1877, d. 2 Apr 1939

Karl Gottlieb Mehner
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Note*: We understand from another Mehner family study that the earlier spellingof the name was Mehnert. From John and Nancy (Mehner) Ruhlman's trip to Saxony in 1998, we learnedthat most of the modern German Mehners trace their ancestry to the silverminers of the Erz mountains (Erzgebirge) of Saxony. In 1168 there was a great silver discovery in Freiberg. The news drewpeople from Zwickau (50 miles to the southwest) and other distantmargrave lands. The Berggeschrei or 'call of the mountains' was followedby many families from Franconia (250 miles to the west in the Rhine rivervalley). By 1470 there was a larger silver deposit discovered in Schneeberg. By1500 there were about 8,000 people living in Schneeberg. The new churchdedicated to the mining patron, St. Wolfgang was completed in 1540. In1478 there were 167 silver quarries being worked around the city! The Wettin lands of the dynasties of Albrecht and Ernst were consideredthe wealthiest in the empire around 1500. In Annaberg, the greatAnnenkirche was built in 1499 and dedicated to the veneration of St.Anna, the patron saint of mining. Dr. Ingo Mehner said that the famous statue of the silver miner inBrand-Erbisdorf was that of Karl Heinrich Mehner (1885-1933) the last andbeloved silver miner there. He also said that the statue looks amazinglylike the photo of our Albert Hugo Mehner that we mailed him! ---from aletter dated Jan 13, 1999. By the close of the 16th Century, the silver ran out and the area began along, slow decline! Between the 17th and 19th centuries, the land wasnot suitable for farming and there was little income for the largepopulation of the Erzgebirge. One trade that led to prosperity was theproduction of wood products and toys in Olbernhau and Seiffen, wherethere is the well known toy museum exhibiting all manner of nutcrackers.Another means of earning a living was the production of stockings as isseen in the 'Strumpfdorfern' or 'stocking -producing' villages aroundThalheim... .--Saxony and It's History by Klaus Kratzsch,Leipzig, 1990 (Interestingly enough, the main industry in Burkhardsdorf was stockingproducing! Michael Stubbe (a Nebel family historian) told us in a letterof July 6, 1999 that Carl Gottlieb Mehner's daugher's husband,(CarlFriedrich Nebel) was a 'strumphfwirkermeister' translated literally'master stockingmaker'! The famous quality collector toy makers of Erzgebirge 'Steinbach' and'Albrecht' currently make toys in this area. Martin Schreiter, the son of the Burgermeister of Burkhardsdorf wrote usFeb 27, 1999 with a translation from the local church records: 'KarlGottlieb Mehner was born in another village. He came to Burkhardtsdorfand married Christiane Karoline Haenel Nov 11, 1804 in Burkhardtsdorf.' Michael Stubbe (above) also tells us that Carl Gottlieb Mehner'soccupations were 'Auszugshaulsers und Maurers' translated 'To move out ofhouses and Bricklayer'. We don't yet know where or when Karl Gottlieb Mehner died.
Birth*: 11 January 1778, Grossolbersdorf, Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
Marriage*: 11 November 1804, Burkhardtsdorf, Saxony, Germany, Principal=Christiane Caroline Hahnel
Endowment*: 18 January 1980

Parents:

Father: Johann Gottieb Mehner
Mother: Maria Dorothea Schoenherr

Family:

Christiane Caroline Hahnel

Children:

First Child Mehner
Second Child Mehner
Third Child Mehner
Fourth Child Mehner
Fifth Child Mehner
Chruistine Friederike Mehner+ b. 19 Jan 1815, d. 18 Aug 1856
Christian Gottlieb Mehner+ b. 20 Jan 1817, d. 8 Dec 1876

Karl Trevor Mehner
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Note*: Karl and Pauline lived in Bremerton at 270 5th St. in about 1939 when hisbrother Bob lived in their basement. Later, he operated an Ice Arena atthe head of the bay (Sinclair Inlet) at Gorst which he and his brotherBob built. They had 2 children, Orman Vaughn, born 1927 in Bremerton and Arline,born 1935 in Bremerton. He and Pauline were divorced in about 1945. He married Dorothy Home Quinn soon afterward. He was working in refrigeration and air conditioning. He was a pioneer in putting thermal heat in houses; he built a house inSteilacoom, Pierce County, on American Lake- piped water from the lake tothe Heat Pump to heat or cool the house! He and his wife Dorthy lived near his mother Eva Mae Damon Mehner Barnettfor a few months in Florida in about 1949 (See notes on Eva Mae Damon) He died in Tacoma of a heart attack. The statement below was taken from type written a copy of a letter andsigned by Karl Trevor Mehner February 1969, he died 07 April, 1969. 'I am Karl Trevor Mehner, born 09 July, 1905, in Juneau, Alaska. I thinkmy parents were married in Tacoma, Washington in 1904. They honeymoonedin Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington. 'My father came to the United States of America in 1880 from Saxony,Germany, when he was five years old. He lived with his parents andbrothers in Ohio for a short time before coming to the Puget Soundcountry. They farmed awhile at Fairview near Tracyton, across the Narrowsfrom Bremerton. My paternal grandfather was a tailor in the old country(Germany) and established 'Mehner and Son Naval Tailors and Outfitters'in Bremerton about 1900. The Son was my father's brother Paul. 'Due to farm work, my father was late going to High School, buteventually graduated from the University of Washington and then tookgraduate work. He taught science in Juneau, Alaska at the Juneau Highschool, and went on an expedition for the New York Museum of NaturalHistory in the wilds of Alaska. 'He later taught Science at the Ellensburg (Washington) High School andthen headed up the entire Science Department at the Central WashingtonTeacher's College until 1916, when he developed yellow jaundice and thedoctors insisted that he give up teaching, and take up outdooractivities. So in 1916 we moved to Grants Pass, Oregon for a year, andthen to Bremerton where brother Robert was born. 'Grandfather, Karl Ernst, was a Baptist, and as you no doubt know, ourfamily was Presbyterian. 'There is a stained glass window in the Bremerton Baptist Church whichwas built in 1912 (about 5th and Warren Streets) with the Mehner name onit.' The above was taken from type written a copy of a letter and signed byKarl Trevor Mehner February 1969, he died 07 April, 1969. As of September 24, 1997, the church is now owned by The NeighborhoodChristian Center, 1003 5th. Street, mailing address - P. O. Box 427,Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, 98337-1432 1-360-377-7292. Karl Trevor Mehner was cremated, Brookside Mortuary, Tacoma, PierceCounty, Washington, U.S.A.
Birth*: 9 July 1905, Juneau, Juneau County, Alaska, U.S.A.
Marriage*: 8 March 1926, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A., Principal=Pauline Strawhnun
Death*: 7 April 1969, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, U.S.A., Unknown GEDCOM info: Heart Attack

Parents:

Father: Albert Hugo Mehner b. 3 October 1877, d. 2 April 1939
Mother: Eva Mae Damon b. 20 April 1881, d. 3 September 1964

Family:

Pauline Strawhnun

Children:

Arline Mehner+ d. c 1998

Margaret Theresa Mehner
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Birth*: 10 November 1902, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A.
Note*: 1920, In the 1920-21 Bremerton City Directory, Margaret Mehner is listed at1224 Highland Ave. (she must have been still living at home)
Marriage*: 5 June 1926, Principal=Hew Hinkle Millholin
Death*: 9 January 1942

Parents:

Father: Paul Ernest Mehner b. 22 June 1872, d. 24 November 1940
Mother: Isabella Agusta Stevenson-Hicks b. 12 September 1875, d. 11 July 1947

Family:

Hew Hinkle Millholin

Paul Ernest Mehner
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Note*: Paul E. Mehner was the Mayor of Bremerton, Washington (January 3, 1912 toJanuary 6, 1914). We have a photoprovided by his son Paul Ernst Mehner, of the Mayor laying brick for thefirst paved street in Bremerton. (World War I began in 1914). The photois in the Mayor's scrapbook. Paul was born June 22, 1872 in Saxony (probably Burkhardtsdorf, justsouth of Chemnitz), Germany. He came with his parents and his twobrothers (Albert and Herman) to Mount Vernon, Ohio. He attended high school from 1883-1887 at the Mount Vernon, Knox Co.,Ohio High School. He graduated in June, 1887. He worked in Mount Vernon, OH from 1887-1889 'I worked for my Fatherlearning the tailoring trade'--from his November, 1935 Application forPresidential Postmaster, Bremerton, WA. In 1890 and 1891, he worked at the Puget Sound Dye Works in Seattle'pressing and tailoring work one and two supervised. $60.00 per monthboard and room'--(1935 Application above) From 1891 to 1901 he moved to Tracyton, WA (near Bremerton) 'on accountof father's health bought small farm and worked this with brothers' (opcit). This is fascinating to us because it implies that not only hisbrother Albert, but also his 'long lost' brother Herman was working withhim in Tracyton sometime during this time. We still wonder what happenedto his brother Herman Mehner! From 1901 until at least 1935, he 'started my present business ofMerchant Tailoring Have employed as many as ten people. At the presentthree and four working in the shop depending on amount of work. In 1934net from business: $2259.90, Rentals gross: $4486.60' (op cit) He became the Bremerton City Clerk from incorporation 1n 1900 to1910--salary nothing to $20.00 per month. Paul Ernst Mehner was the Mayor of Bremerton, WA (Jan 3, 1912-Jan 6,1914--no salary). We have a photo provided by his son Paul Ernst Mehnerof the Mayor laying the brick for the first paved street in Bremerton.(World War I began in 1914) (That photo is in his scrapbook) He was appointed Postmaster of Bremerton March 2, 1915 by PresidentWilson 'there were about eight employees at that time. Salary was inthe neighborhood of $300 per month' (op cit). Sometime between 1915 and1918, he was dropped from that position because as stated in his 1935Application (op cit): 'Navy Department thought it best not to have aGerman born in office'. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the First Federal Savingsand Loan Association; he was elected Washington State Senator in1932.--from a Register Report by Warren Dewar, July 18, 2000 His obituary adds that he was a Bremerton Port Commissioner and a formerDirector of the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce. In the 1920-21 Bremerton City Directory, Paul and Isabell Mehner is a'tailor at 409 Washington Ave. His home was at 1224 Highland Ave.' We know that he lived in a 'French Country Farm Home on Highland Ave.' There is the Mehner Building (as of March, 1999) at 253 and 257 4thStreet, Bremerton. (Currently, 257 is the B.A. Gelschmann Co. Insurancesince 1930. The Kitsap County Public Credit Union is in 253.) On page 105 Paul is mentioned in the Kitsap County History of 1977.There, it lists the following lodges where he was a member: RebeccaLodge, Grand Army of the Republic and the Woodcraft Lodge. (appropriateresearch will give more details of his family and life!--JJR) He was married to Isabelle Agusta Stevenson Hicks and they had fivechildren. He died in Bremerton, WA, 1940
Birth*: 22 June 1872, Saxony, Germany
Marriage*: 27 November 1901, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A., Principal=Isabella Agusta Stevenson-Hicks
Burial*: November 1940, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A.
Death*: 24 November 1940, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A., Unknown GEDCOM info: Cerebal hemorrage

Parents:

Father: Karl Ernst Mehner b. 16 August 1845, d. 21 August 1915
Mother: Therisa Amelia Otto b. 1849, d. 14 June 1910

Family:

Isabella Agusta Stevenson-Hicks b. 12 September 1875, d. 11 July 1947

Children:

Margaret Theresa Mehner+ b. 10 Nov 1902, d. 9 Jan 1942
Gertrude Eva Mehner b. 20 Dec 1904, d. 9 Jan 1960
Pauline Esther Mehner+ b. 14 Jan 1907, d. 17 Nov 1973
Paul Ernest Mehner+ b. 5 Feb 1910, d. 25 Aug 1983
Charlotte Isabell Mehner+ b. 1913, d. 1997
Carol Lucille Mehner+ b. 1920, d. 1970

Paul Ernest Mehner
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Note*: Paul Ernest Mehner was born February 5, 1910 in Bremerton, Kitsap County,Washington. He met his wife in High School in Bremerton; He worked for the HighwayDepartment when he was first married. Then he worked for Colby Crane inSeattle as an engineer designing cranes. He earned a B.M.E from the University of Washington. He was a MechanicalEngineer. He must have been living near Morton, Lewis County, Washington in 1913when his son Paul Owen Mehner was born.
Birth*: 5 February 1910, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A.
Marriage*: 9 November 1935, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A., Principal=Norma Lydia Jones
Death*: 25 August 1983, Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: Paul Ernest Mehner b. 22 June 1872, d. 24 November 1940
Mother: Isabella Agusta Stevenson-Hicks b. 12 September 1875, d. 11 July 1947

Family:

Norma Lydia Jones b. 18 June 1913, d. 16 December 1997

Children:

John 'Jack' Warren Mehner b. 4 Mar 1950, d. 10 Feb 1990

Pauline Esther Mehner
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Note*: Pauline 'Esther' Mehner is in the 1923 Union (Bremerton) High SchoolAnnual. Later, Pauline earned her High School Education Life Diploma fromthe University of Washington in 1927. She was a High School Teacherteaching Commercial Subjects. Her religion was Congregational. She was a member of the Fauntleroy Community Church; Zeta Tau AlphaSorority; Maude Sawyer Arboretum Unit (Past President)
Birth*: 14 January 1907, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A.
Marriage*: 15 June 1934, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A., Principal=Warren Lloyd Dewar , Sr.
Death*: 17 November 1973, Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: Paul Ernest Mehner b. 22 June 1872, d. 24 November 1940
Mother: Isabella Agusta Stevenson-Hicks b. 12 September 1875, d. 11 July 1947

Family:

Warren Lloyd Dewar , Sr. b. 12 June 1905, d. 15 December 1980

Robert David Mehner Jr.
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Note*: No family, Bud is 2nd born to Bob and Ruth (Coy) Mehner. Bod has been married four times. 'I thank God that He brought me home safe from Vietnam !!' Robert David Mehner Jr. writes: (see his father's details about Bob and Nancy's younger years) 'In the summer of 1945 when I was 3 years old, I was staying with my Grandma (Hazel Coy) who lived across the street from the Queen City Yacht Club in Seattle--Grandpa was the Commodore of the yacht club. From my grandparent's house we could watch the Mountlake Bridge on the Ship Canal open and close. One day, my Aunt Grace walked my sister Nancy and I to the Mountlake playground. From there we could see the University (of Washington) Bridge open and close. I reasoned in my 3-year old mind that I could walk completely around Portage Bay! The next morning I set out with my little red wagon and did just that...past the playground, over Mountlake Bridge, past the U of W and over the University Bridge and back to the house. I wondered what the police were doing at grandma's place (I didn't know they were looking for me! Bob Jr. trusted Christ as his Savior at Camp Gilead near Carnation, WA when he was 9 years old. The Pastor of the old Tabernacle Baptist Church of Seattle, Forrest Johnson led me to the Lord. Childhood friends were the following neighbor kids when we lived at 6912 South 115th, Seattle: Donald Parks, Terry Kennedy, Mickey Musgrove, Carl Hugo and Henry Ellingsen. I attended the Emerson Elementary, Sharples Jr. High and Franklin High School. My high school friend was Fred Singleton--the two of us were always in trouble! I graduated in 1961. I made appointments and gave free samples for a Fuller Brush salesman while in High School. Another sales job was demonstrating fire extinguishers door to door. Can you imagine a teenager carrying a can of kerosene, matches and a cake pan up to someone's porch, making sure the person is home, setting fire to the kerosene in the cake pan and knocking on the door? I sold nearly every resident. After high school I attended Edison Technical school (the old Broadway HS, Seattle) where I took sheet metal layout and fabrication. After getting my certification, I went to work at Renton Boeing on Marginal Way. In April 1964 I enlisted in the US Army-served 6 years in USA, Germany and Vietnam. In 1966 while stationed in Germany I sent a one-way plane ticket to my HS sweetheart to come and marry me. I married Linda Wise on Jan 16, 1967 in Niederwerrn, a small town in Northern Bavaria. We honeymooned in Paris. Linda was in Germany 2 months before we married and I had set up an apartment for her in the town near our base. The landlady was explaining how to light the water heater for the heiss vasser (hot water)--but it sounded like Hice or Ice water...I thought the German ways were not going to be my ways. I drove 60 ton tanks and 155mm self propelled howitzers in Germany. Home on furlough, we set up housekeeping in Alexandria, VA across the Potomac from Washington DC. I was stationed at Ft. Belvoir where I attended US Army's school of engineering for drafting. From there, we moved from Virginia to California in our '63 Chevy II station wagon that we had bought in Washington DC. I was stationed at the Presidio of San Francisco at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge. We took an apartment about 1/2 block from 'Hippie Central'--the corner of Haight and Ashbury in 1968. Later that year we had a duplex next door to the SF Zoo rent free (government owned) that overlooked the ocean. I was sent to Vietnam in 1969. I enjoyed a week of R and R with my wife in Hawaii in the fall of '69. After the service, we settled in Corona CA where I worked at the Alcoa Aluminum casing plant for 7 years. I took business courses at Riverside City College and also studied Police Science.' More notes below about Bud's later life. 'God is not only listening, but He wants to grant the desires of your heart. For some time now, I had been praying for a riding partner; a female who likes motorcycling and loves God. Wow! What a combination THAT would be!! Other interests of mine include model trains and railroading in general, along with relics of the past, and exploring ghost towns. Well, folks, God answers prayer when we least expect it, and in ways I don't understand. After the March 20th (1999) C.M.A (Christian Motorcyclists Association) breakfast, an attractive woman approached me about riding 2nd seat on my Goldwing. Minimum riding gear required a helmet that she did not have. The ride was starting, so I said 'Maybe next time' and left. A month later, at the April 17th (1999) CMA breakfast, the same woman was there with complete riding gear and was ready to ride. She asked if she could ride with me, so I said 'sure.' The ride was north on Chuckanut Drive and stayed along the water all the way to Blaine. We stopped in Bellingham, and again at the Lummi Texaco. We had talked about a lot of things on the way, and found that we shared many interests. In some ways, my bike is like an altar, as I frequently talk with the Lord and sing praises to Him while riding. Not many miles into the ride, my soul began to sing....the weather was great, the ride even better, plus I had a pretty woman with me. In my joy, I began to sing 'Then sings my soul,,,', and I looked in the mirror, only to find her watching me' OOPS! I quickly apologized for bursting into song but she said she liked it vert much, and to do it often. The destination was Blaine for lunch at Contos. We still had four and a half hours before she had to be back, so I asked her if she wanted to go to Silver Lake. She said she was just here for the ride, and I was doing the driving. We rode the twisties of South Pas and on to Silver Lake. We spent some time at the lake just talking and I couldn't believe how much we had in common. We continued the ride into Maple Falls and south on Mosquito Lake road into Acme, then south on Hwy 9 into Sedro Woolley, and finally back to her truck. We talked for another half hour. She told me she also had been praying to meet a Christian man who loved serving the Lord, singing hymns, and motorcycle riding. But then she said she was NOT looking for romance at this time--just a Christian man to ride motorcycles with until she could get her own bike. However, God had other plans for both of us!! On Tuesday, April 20, (1999) MSR (Morning Star Riders) rider nights began. Cary saw her truck at the Alger Texaco when he came for the ride. Cary's immediate reaction was 'BOB'S COMING!!' How did you know that, Cary? He had put one and one together and came up with two, and I had not even figured it out yet. The last thing on my mind was a relationship, yet I felt I was falling in love with her. The time we had spent talking on the weekend (yes, I saw her on Sunday too) had led me to believe that she is the complete answer to ALL my prayers, and more! In addition to that, the lady had a very long list of requirements for a future mate. She was certain no man could meet all of them, so she was not really looking! That hit 18 out of 21!!!?' .... Robert David Mehner, Jr. May 15, 1999
Anecdote*: Robert David 'Bud' Mehner, Jr., son of Robert David 'Bob' Mehner, Sr. andJewel Ruth 'Ruth' Coy, was born 8 May 1942 in Bremerton, Washington, andmarried 16 Jan 1967 in Niederwerrn, Bavaria, Germany, Lida Marie Wise,who was born 9 Sep 1943 in Seattle, Washington. They were divorced inRiverside, California. No children of this marriage. His SSS# 537 40 3076 He married 27 Aug 1976 in Nuevo, California, Linda Kaye Brewer Bradley,who was born 18 Feb 1943 in Seattle, Washington. Linda Kaye had two children from a previous marriage: Martin Warren Bradley, born 21 Jul 1963 in Butler, Missouri. Michelle Lind Bradley, born 3 Jun 1971 in Hemet, California. This marriage ended in divorce in Riverside, California. He married 8 Sep 1989 in Hope, British Columbia, Canada, Mary AurillaKolacki, daughter of Cashmier John Kolacki and Edna Mae McAllister, whowas born 8 Jun 1928 in Bellingham, Washington. Divorced 1990 Snohomish County, Washington. No children by this marriage. He married 25 Jul 1999 in Joseph Whidbey State Park, Washington, JanetMarie Speers Mills, who was born 10 Jul 1953 in Anacortes, Washington. No children by this marriage. They were divorced 2000 Robert David died 9 Sep 2001 in Mt. Vernon, Washington of a heart attackand was buried September 13, 2001 in Plesant Ridge Cemetery, MountVernon, Washington. Bob had been married four times. Below is an unfinished biography of Robert Davd Mehner, Jr. as sent tohis uncle, Donald Raymond Coy by e-mail or 'Electronic' ' I thank God that He brought me home safe from Vietnam !!' Robert David Mehner Jr. writes: (see his father's details about Bob and Nancy's younger years) 'Inthe summer of 1945 when I was 3 years old, I was staying with my Grandma(Hazel Coy) who lived at 2607 12th Ave. N. Seattle, across the streetfrom the Queen City Yacht Club in Seattle--Grandpa was the Commodore ofthe yacht club. From my grandparent's house we could watch the MountlakeBridge on the Ship Canal open and close. One day, my Aunt Grace walkedmy sister Nancy and I to the Mountlake playground. From there we couldsee the University (of Washington) Bridge open and close. I reasoned inmy 3-year old mind that I could walk completely around Portage Bay! Thenext morning I set out with my little red wagon and did just that...pastthe playground, over Mountlake Bridge, past the U of W and over theUniversity Bridge and back to the house. I wondered what the police weredoing at grandma's place (I didn't know they were looking for me!) Bob Jr. trusted Christ as his Savior at Camp Gilead near Carnation,WA when he was 9 years old. The Pastor of the old Tabernacle BaptistChurch of Seattle, Forrest Johnson led me to the Lord. Childhood friends were the following neighbor kids when we lived at6912 South 115th, Seattle: Donald Parks, Terry Kennedy, Mickey Musgrove,Carl Hugo and Henry Ellingsen. I attended the Emerson Elementary,Sharples Jr. High and Franklin High School. My high school friend wasFred Singleton--the two of us were always in trouble! I graduated in1961. I made appointments and gave free samples for a Fuller Brushsalesman while in High School. Another sales job was demonstrating fireextinguishers door to door. Can you imagine a teenager carrying a can ofkerosene, matches and a cake pan up to someone's porch, making sure theperson is home, setting fire to the kerosene in the cake pan and knockingon the door? I sold nearly every resident. After high school I attended Edison Technical school (the oldBroadway HS, Seattle) where I took sheet metal layout and fabrication.After getting my certification, I went to work at Renton Boeing onMarginal Way. In April 1964 I enlisted in the US Army, served 6 years in USA,Germany and Vietnam. In 1966 while stationed in Germany I sent a one-wayplane ticket to my HS sweetheart to come and marry me. I married LindaWise on Jan 16, 1967 in Niederwerrn, a small town in Northern Bavaria.We honeymooned in Paris. Linda was in Germany 2 months before we marriedand I had set up an apartment for her in the town near our base. Thelandlady was explaining how to light the water heater for the heissvasser (hot water)--but it sounded like Hice or Ice water...I thought theGerman ways were not going to be my ways. I drove 60 ton tanks and 155mm self propelled howitzers in Germany.Home on furlough, we set up housekeeping in Alexandria, VA across thePotomac from Washington DC. I was stationed at Ft. Belvoir where Iattended US Army's school of engineering for drafting. From there, wemoved from Virginia to California in our '63 Chevy II station wagon thatwe had bought in Washington DC. I was stationed at the Presidio of SanFrancisco at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge. We took anapartment about 1/2 block from 'Hippie Central'--the corner of Haight andAshbury in 1968. Later that year we had a duplex next door to the SF Zoorent free (government owned) that overlooked the ocean. I was sent to Vietnam in 1969. I enjoyed a week of R and R with mywife in Hawaii in the fall of '69. After the service, we settled inCorona CA where I worked at the Alcoa Aluminum casing plant for 7 years. I took business courses at Riverside City College and also studied PoliceScience.' Bob moved to Everson, Wa. in 19.. He married More notes below about Bud's later life. 'God is not only listening, but He wants to grant the desires of yourheart. For some time now, I had been praying for a riding partner; afemale who likes motorcycling and loves God. Wow! What a combinationTHAT would be!! Other interests of mine include model trains andrailroading in general, along with relics of the past, and exploringghost towns. Well, folks, God answers prayer when we least expect it,and in ways I don't understand. After the March 20th (1999) C.M.A(Christian Motorcyclists Association) breakfast, an attractive womanapproached me about riding 2nd seat on my Goldwing. Minimum riding gearrequired a helmet that she did not have. The ride was starting, so Isaid 'Maybe next time' and left. A month later, at the April 17th (1999) CMA breakfast, the same woman wasthere with complete riding gear and was ready to ride. She asked if shecould ride with me, so I said 'sure.' The ride was north on Chuckanut Drive and stayed along the water all theway to Blaine. We stopped in Bellingham, and again at the Lummi Texaco.We had talked about a lot of things on the way, and found that we sharedmany interests. In some ways, my bike is like an altar, as I frequentlytalk with the Lord and sing praises to Him while riding. Not many milesinto the ride, my soul began to sing....the weather was great, the rideeven better, plus I had a pretty woman with me. In my joy, I began tosing 'Then sings my soul,,,', and I looked in the mirror, only to findher watching me' OOPS! I quickly apologized for bursting into song butshe said she liked it very much, and to do it often. The destination wasBlaine for lunch at Contos. We still had four and a half hours beforeshe had to be back, so I asked her if she wanted to go to Silver Lake.She said she was just here for the ride, and I was doing the driving. Werode the twisties of South Pas and on to Silver Lake. We spent some timeat the lake just talking and I couldn't believe how much we had in common. We continued the ride into Maple Falls and south on Mosquito Lake roadinto Acme, then south on Hwy 9 into Sedro Woolley, and finally back toher truck. We talked for another half hour. She told me she also hadbeen praying to meet a Christian man who loved serving the Lord, singinghymns, and motorcycle riding. But then she said she was NOT looking forromance at this time--just a Christian man to ride motorcycles with untilshe could get her own bike. However, God had other plans for both of us!! On Tuesday, April 20, (1999) MSR (Morning Star Riders) rider nightsbegan. Cary saw her truck at the Alger Texaco when he came for theride. Cary's immediate reaction was 'BOB'S COMING!!' How did you knowthat, Cary? He had put one and one together and came up with two, and Ihad not even figured it out yet. The last thing on my mind was arelationship, yet I felt I was falling in love with her. The time we hadspent talking on the weekend (yes, I saw her on Sunday too) had led me tobelieve that she is the complete answer to ALL my prayers, and more! Inaddition to that, the lady had a very long list of requirements for afuture mate. She was certain no man could meet all of them, so she wasnot really looking! That hit 18 out of 21!!!?' .... Robert DavidMehner, Jr. May 15, 1999. Bob was discharged from the US Army on 23 Jul 1964 while in Wurzburg,Germany with a Honorable Discharge. His last duty assignment and majorcommand was Battery C 2nd Bn 39th Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division, 7USA, APO, NY, NY 09036. Decorations and metals were; Marksman Badge,National Service Metal. His net service was 2 years 3 months and 18 days. Bob immediately re-enlisted on July 23, 1966 as a Private E-1 inWurzburg, Germany. After serving time in Germany he was transferred toSan Francisco and was stationed at the Presidio. In 1969, he was sent toVietnam. On March 13, 1970 he was Honorably discharged with the rank of SP4 E4 inthe HHC 93rd Engineers BN USAV. Decorations and metals; National DefenseService Medal, Vietnam Campaign Metal, Vietnam Service Metal and GoodConduct Metal. Education and training completed: Construction Draftsman,USA Engineers was 10 weeks in 1967. At the time of his discharge, hisaddress was P.O. Box 714, Corona, California 91720. Obituary of ROBERTDAVID MEHNER, JR> Mr. Robert David Mehner, Jr. 59, of Mount Vernon, Washington diedsuddenly of a heart attack on Sunday September 9, 2001 while enjoying aSunday outing near Darrington, Washington. 'Bob' was born in Bremerton,Washington on May 8, 1942, the son of Robert David Mehner, Sr. and JewellRuth Coy. He graduated from Franklin High School, Seattle, in 1960 andserved in Germany and Vietnam during the Vietnam War with the UnitedStates Army. He lived in Seattle, WA., San Bernardino, Calif., Everson,WA. and Mount Vernon, WA. and was a truck driver (having graduated fromthe Skagit Valley truck driving course.) Bob was an avid andenthusiastic member of the Skagit County Chapter of the ChristianMotorcycle Association. He was care giver for David Wellington, Everson,WA. for many years. Bob was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and wasa member of the Nooksack Valley Baptist Church of Everson, WA., twosisters and brother-in-laws, Nancy (Mehner) and John Ruhlman of MountVernon and Susan (Mehner) and Richard Burns of Burien, WA. His fatherpreceded him in death. Grave side funeral services will be held in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery,west of Mount Vernon, WA., on Thursday September 13, 2002 at 2:00 PM withburial to follow the services under the direction of the Fern FuneralHome of Mount Vernon. There will be no viewing of Mr. Mehner. Memorialsmay be made to the Christian Motorcycle Association 211 S. Pine Street,Burlington, Washington 98233. Kern Funeral Home 1122 South 3rd Street Mount Vernon, Washington 98273 (306) 336-2153 Fax (360) 336-2154 E-mail: leroy@@cnw.com
Nickname: Bud Mehner
Nickname: Bobby Mehner
Birth*: 8 May 1942, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A.
Death*: 9 September 2001, Mt. Vernon, Skagit County, Washington, U.S.A., Unknown GEDCOM info: Heart Attack
Burial*: 13 September 2001, Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington, U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: Robert David Mehner Sr. b. 3 June 1918, d. 27 July 1991
Mother: Jewel Ruth Coy b. 3 April 1918, d. 3 October 2001

Robert David Mehner Sr.
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Baptism: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1729 Harvard, Seattle, Washington
Note*: Robert 'Bob' David Mehner was the fourth son born to Albert Hugo and EveMae (Damon) Mehner, and married Jewel Ruth 'Ruth' Coy, 23 March, 1940 atRuth's parent's, Roy David and Hazel Ruth (Snyder) Coy's home at 260712th Avenue North (now Boyer Avenue N.), Seattle, King County, Washington and had three children, Nancy Dorian, Robert David, Jr., Susan ClaireMehner. Various photos of Ruth and Bob are found in their scrapbooks. The Autobiography below was copied from a hand written letter written byRobert David Mehner, Sr. 'I was born in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, 03 June, 1918.The address was on Pleasant Avenue about one block up from the PortWashington Narrows, on the east side of the street in a small one storystructure. By 1919, we moved to a 24 acre ranch on Phinney Bay four milesnorth of Bremerton. (phone 363-M).' 'This was 'Gladshore' where my parents cultivated gladiolus bulbs and cutflowers to sell at our store in the Dietz Building on Pacific near 4th inBremerton. This was called Gladishore Floral Co. (phone 417)' 'I attended Cascade School in Charleston, grades 1, 2, and 3. MissKalander was Principle and third grade teacher.' 'About 1928, we moved 4 miles south of Bremerton to the old GorstHomestead and lived in the big two story Gorst Residence on Gorst Creek.(phone 1608-W-1) I attended Pleasant Valley School ( 1 room 6 grades, 30students) in the 4th and 5th grades. The twins, Glen and John Jorstad[the TV] sportscaster) were in my class.' ' We attended the Bremerton Baptist Church about 5th and Warren Streets.In 1929, my parents bought the Strand Apartments at 221 Belmont N (now is221 Bemont E) Seattle, (phone Capital 6158). We then moved across thestreet to the corner house, 232 Belmont N. at Thomas St. about 1931. Iattended Cascade Elementary School (Yale, Pontious, Harrison, ThomasStreets) for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Then we moved to 420 18thAve. N. (now E) about 1932. I finished 8th grade and attended BroadwayHigh School from 1932 to 1936 + 1937 Post Graduate.' -signed - Robert David Mehner. A copy of the funeral service program of Robert David Mehner, Sr. isfound in his scrapbook along with photos and snapshots of a small portionof his life. Bob's funeral was at the Carnation Bible Church, 32615 N.E45th Street, Carnation, Washington 98014. The officiant was Pastor SteveFarnworth, Pastor of the Carnation Bible Church. Bob is buried at theCarnation Cemetery, 6400 block, Carnation, Washington on theCarnation-Duval Road N.E. 98014. Bob's father, Albert Hugo Mehner had suffered from heart trouble broughton five years ago when the motor of a boat in which he and a son, Robert,were cruising, failed off Orcas Island. Bob's father rowed through highwaves and darkness for five hours before they reached shelter. His father became an invalid and his mother went into real estate, owningher company on Capital Hill. She (Eva Mae Damon Mehner) was one of thefirst licensed female Realtors in Seattle. Bob was baptized as an infant in the Westminster Presbyterian Church,1729 Harvard street in Seattle, 98122 He graduated from Broadway HighSchool. Bob Mehner and Ruth Coy met while attending a post graduate course atBroadway High School, Seattle, Washington (now Seattle Central CommunityCollege). They were engaged the day before Bob's father, Albert HugoMehner died in 1939. They were married in Ruth's parent's home in a formal ceremony performedby Pastor George L. Lorimer of the Tabernacle Baptist Church (15th Avenueand Harrison Street) in Seattle. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy in WWII and worked at the Naval Shipyardsat Bremerton, Washington. Bob and Ruth lived in housing area called WestPark, which was a few miles from the Naval Shipyard. The address was 70Baer Boulevard where Nancy and Robert, Jr. ('Bobby' 'Robin' 'Bud') wereborn. After three years stationed at the Alameda Naval Station, in the Bay areaCalifornia. They lived in an apartment in Berkeley while Bob was atAlameda Naval Station. Bob held the rank of Electronics Technician's Mate First Class. He spentsome time on the USS Buck for the first Naval Reserve Training cruise onthe west coast since the end of the war. When Bob was discharged from the Navy, they moved back to Seattle in theSkyway District, where they lived for 21 years (1947-1968) at 6912 South115th. Bob was employed by the Civil Aviation Authority (later known asthe Federal Aviation Administration or FAA) of the U.S. Government. Hewas a Radar Specialist, often working near Auburn maintaining the AirTraffic Control hardware and also took trips to the Stampede Pass Radarequipment in the Cascade Mountains. Bob and Ruth were members of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Seattle for10 years and then helped to form the brand new Skyway Baptist Church inSouth Seattle. He was a man of faith and a Deacon of the Church,literally helping to build the church building. (The Skyway BaptistChurch has now merged with the South Center Baptist Church, Tukwila.) He retired in 1968 at age 50, sold their home at 6912 South 115th inSeattle, and purchased the 40 ft. ketch sailboat, the 'Saturna' with thedinghy, 'Saturnina'. Bob was a man with an inquiring mind; he gained hisAmateur Radio Operator's license when he was only 12 years of age, hiscall letters were: W7EVL; he ground and built his own telescope forbackyard observation of the stars; he taught Navigation at HighlineCommunity College, he built his own 24 foot sailboat, the; 'San Sucia',at McChord Air Force Base and surprised his whole family; he builtwonderful wind whirligigs for Camp Gilead, Carnation, Washington, wherehe was in charge of maintenance when he died. Oh yes, and he sailed halfway around the world with Ted Harmon of Bellingham (Ted bought the 65foot teak sailboat in Hong Kong and he and Bob sailed it to Hawaii, thenon to San Diego). Bob and Ruth did a lot of RV-ing in California and Arizona in a verysmall 8' travel trailer. You might say 'They covered the West Coastcamping and relaxing and sight seeing. Then they would moved on and whenthey saw a nice camp ground to say, they stayed for maybe a week beforemoving on, like a couple of vagabonds. After a few years of this, they decided to put some time helping at CampGilead, and ended up volunteering full time at Camp Gilead, a Christiancamp near Carnation, Washington. They lived in a small cottage at theCamp and parked their little trailer for good next to the cottage. At this time (November 17, 2000, Ruth still lives at Camp Gilead in thesame cottage, but has retired from assisting the Camp. Jewel Ruth (Coy) Mehner pass away at 4:05 PM 03 Oct 2001 at the GroupHealth Care Center in Bellevue, WA. and was buried 10 October 2001 at TheCarnation Cemetery, Carnation, Wa.
Nickname: Bob Mehner
Birth*: 3 June 1918, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A.
Marriage*: 23 March 1940, Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A., Principal=Jewel Ruth Coy
Death*: 27 July 1991, Group Health Hospital, Bellevue, King County, Washington, U.S.A., Unknown GEDCOM info: Heart Failure
Burial*: 29 July 1991, Carnation Cemetery, Carnation, King County, Washington, U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: Albert Hugo Mehner b. 3 October 1877, d. 2 April 1939
Mother: Eva Mae Damon b. 20 April 1881, d. 3 September 1964

Family:

Marriage*: 23 March 1940, Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A., Principal=Jewel Ruth Coy

Jewel Ruth Coy b. 3 April 1918, d. 3 October 2001

Children:

Robert David Mehner Jr.+ b. 8 May 1942, d. 9 Sep 2001

Second Child Mehner
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Parents:

Father: Karl Gottlieb Mehner b. 11 January 1778
Mother: Christiane Caroline Hahnel

Third Child Mehner
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Parents:

Father: Karl Gottlieb Mehner b. 11 January 1778
Mother: Christiane Caroline Hahnel

Warren Paul 'Dimps' Mehner , Sr.
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Note*: Warren Paul 'Dimps' Mehner, Sr. was born in Ellensburg, Washington, July23, 1906 while his father taught at Ellensburg High School. He graduated from Bremerton-Charleston Union High School June 1924. Hisphoto in his scrapbook is from his 1923 Annual. His eldest daughterSharon said that he was called 'Dimps' as a nick-name because he haddimples. He married Mildred Fern Jennings on August 27, 1933 at the PlymouthCongregational Church, Colfax, Whitman County, Washington. He was a jack of all trades, even logged and mined coal in Mount Vernon,WA (Lake Sixteen) for a very short time. (The family rented a cabin onthe lake!). In his fathers obituary, (Bremerton Sun, April 4, 1939) hewas residing in Mount Vernon. During the depression, he lived on Capital Hill, Seattle, then theMadrona area in Seattle. He did wallpapering, painting and remodeling. During WWII he moved to Empire Way and Willow St. (Umino Greenhouses)-Japanese people who lived there were put in a Concentration Camp! Thestory is told of a trap door that led to radio equipment concealedunderground! (probably gossip! -- NDR) The family also remembered bigwooden barrels of fish in the cellar! After the war, they moved to Kent, Washington where he had 40 acres onthe east side of the Green River and raised gladiola and dahlia bulbs,plus tuberous begonias. About 1947 they moved back to a house in Seattle on Garden and Othellonear (Rainier Avenue) where they worked with perennials (Umino'sGreenhouses) and even were required by the government to raise tomatoesand peppers; had contract with Ernst Hardware and Garden Supply forwholesale perennials. Sold the house in Seattle and bought a place inSumner, Washington about 1951. Eight acres of perennials and a one acregreenhouse. (Sumner Perennial Garden). He bought another large greenhouse in northeast Sumner (Sumner Floral). He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Sumner, Washington. He died February 13, 1966 of Acute Coronary Occlusion. Dr. Robert T.McFarlane, the former pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church (HarvardAvenue and Howell Streets in Seattle) officiated at Dimp's funeral. (Dr.Robert T. McFarlane also officiated at Eva Mae Damon's funeral). A copy of Warren's obituary is in his scrapbook and the following is fromit: Warren Mehner, 59, of 1902 Elm St., Sumner, died Sunday. He was born inEllensburg, lived in Seattle from 1927-51, when he moved to Sumner. Heowned a perennial nursery. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Sumner, and WashingtonState Nurseryman's Association. His wife Mildred, survives. Serviceswill be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sumner-Voiles Chapel, 15124 Main StreetE.,Sumner, WA 98390-2636. Warren is buried at Sumner Cemetery, Valley and 23rd North East Street,Sumner, Pierce County, Washington.
Birth*: 23 July 1906, Ellensburg, Kittatas, County, Washington, U.S.A.
Marriage*: 27 August 1933, Plymounth Congregational Church, Colfax, Whitman County, Washington, U.S.A., Principal=Mildred Fern Jennings
Burial*: February 1966, New Sumner Cemetery, Valley Avenue and 23rd North East Street, Sumner, Pierce County, Washington, U.S.A.
Death*: 12 February 1966, Sumner, Pierce County, Washington, U.S.A., Unknown GEDCOM info: Acute Coronary Occlusion

Parents:

Father: Albert Hugo Mehner b. 3 October 1877, d. 2 April 1939
Mother: Eva Mae Damon b. 20 April 1881, d. 3 September 1964

Family:

Mildred Fern Jennings b. 15 February 1911, d. 10 October 1994

Timothy Meihew
Note*: Person Source
Birth*: circa 1700
Marriage*: circa 1729, Principal=Patience Cory
Marriage Bann: 29 November 1729, Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island, Principal=Patience Cory
Death*: circa 1760

Family:

Patience Cory b. February 1705

Elizabeth Meill
Marriage*: 24 May 1816, Eggbuckland, Devon, England, Principal=William Underhay

Family:

William Underhay b. 1797, d. 1862

Children:

William Underhay b. 1817, d. 1817

Phoebe Meisner
Death*: Deceased

Family:

James Henry Dickson d. Deceased

Children:

James Henry Dickson+ b. 19 Dec 1863, d. 7 Aug 1937

Agnes Meisnor
Death*: Deceased

Family:

Alfred Dean d. Deceased

Winnifred Meister
Death*: Deceased

Family:

Emerson E. Redden d. Deceased

Antonina Melia
Birth*: Sicily
Marriage*: circa 1770, Principal=Vincenzo Milana

Family:

Vincenzo Milana

Children:

Giacomo Milana+

Abraham Melick
Death*: Deceased

Clarence Elof Melin
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Burial*: Lot 63, Hulett, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A.
Note*: Clarence Elof Melin was Crook County treasure for two terms, worked foran oil company in Rapid City, South Dakota, for a while then went intobusiness in Hulett, Wyoming. He ran the business until his health failedand he moved to the Long Term Health Care Center in Bell Fourche, SouthDakota, U.S.A.
Birth*: 2 August 1904, Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, U.S.A.
Death*: 1983, Long Term Health Care Center, Belle Fourche, South Dakota, U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: Troed Andrew Pearson b. 1871, d. 13 September 1953
Mother: Emma Melin b. 1875, d. 4 August 1956

Emma Melin
Note*: Emma Melin who was cooking at the Pearson sawmill at Eothen. She hadcome to Lead, South Dakota, with her husband earlier from Sweden. Whileworking at the mine in Lead, Mr. Merlin became ill and passed away frompneumonia. Troed and Emma were married at Eothen by Justice of the Peace,John Pearson, on 21 March 1906. In 1907 Emma and Troed bought the general store in Hulett from Storm andYoungman, also a new home, both built by 'Cap' Storms. They sold halfinterest in the store to Roy Bush and change the name to 'Bush andPearson Store'. In 1908 Sam Sherman had arrived in the Alva area from Langdon, Missouri.On a Sunday shortly after his arrival, in company with another young man,he rode horseback to Hulett. Wishing to treat his friend Sam bought anickels worth of peanuts at the Pearson store. In Missouri peanuts wereten cents a pound here they were twenty cents. Sam looked at the nickelsack of peanuts and then at Troed and said, 'If I can’t eat all of thesewill you take part of them back?' In 1917 the store was sold to the Rochdale Company, a cooperative.Pearsons moved to a ranch in the area. Later they returned to Hulett whenTroed and Roy again became owners of the Bush and Pearson Store. Pearsonscontinued the business until Troed passed away on 13 September 1953. His wife and daughter continued the business until Emma passed away on 04August 1956. Troed had been a member of the Masonic Order since 1916 and at one timewas a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge. Masonic services were held at hisfuneral at the Hulett Cemetery. Troed and Emma’s children were; Clarence Elof (Emma’s son by her first marriage) born 2 August 1904:Mildred Olivia, born 15 January 1907; Troed Ivar, born 23 March 1908,Oscar Frederick, born 11 September 1909. Oscar never married and passedaway 24 October 1958. Mildred married Arthur Greyville Morgan on 27 September 1948 at Gillette.He was born 12 April 1881 and passed away 10 October 1965 in Sheridan,Wyoming. Mildred continues to live in Sheridan (1981). Ivar married Jessie Mae Oudin on 22 April 1935. They live on the Pearsonranch north of Hullet. They have one daughter, Sharon, born 20 September1936. She is married to Arthur Burdick of Newcastle. They live in Kenai,Alaska, with their two sons Randy, born 14 June 1957 and Ronald ‘Ronnie’,born 7 September 1958. Clarence was Crook County treasurer for two terms, worked for an oilcompany in Rapid City, South Dakota, for a while then went into businessin Hulett, Wyoming. He ran the business until his health failed and hemoved to the Long Term Health Care Center in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. This account is listed in the book on page 394 -- Pioneers Of CrookCounty 1876-1920, by the Crook County Historical Society, Crook County,Wyoming, published by State Publishing Company, 303 East Sioux, Pierre,South Dakota, Copyright 1981.
Burial*: Lot 62, Hulett, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A.
Name Variation: Mrs. (?) (?)
Birth*: 1875, Sweden
Marriage*: 21 March 1906, Eothen Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A., Principal=Troed Andrew Pearson
Death*: 4 August 1956, Hulett, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A.

Family:

Troed Andrew Pearson b. 1871, d. 13 September 1953

Children:

Clarence Elof Melin b. 2 Aug 1904, d. 1983
Mildred Olivia Pearson b. 15 Jan 1907
Troed 'Ivar' Ivar Pearson+ b. 23 Mar 1908
Oscar Frederick Pearson b. 11 Sep 1909, d. 24 Oct 1958

Jean Esther Melitzer
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Birth*: 24 August 1928
Death*: 13 September 1952

Parents:

Father: Nelson James Melitzer b. 24 November 1887, d. 20 August 1956
Mother: Annie Lillian Gunter b. 1 February 1894, d. 11 June 1971

Nelson James Melitzer
Birth*: 24 November 1887
Marriage*: 13 June 1917, Principal=Annie Lillian Gunter
Death*: 20 August 1956

Family:

Annie Lillian Gunter b. 1 February 1894, d. 11 June 1971

Children:

Jean Esther Melitzer b. 24 Aug 1928, d. 13 Sep 1952

Catherine Mellish
Death*: Deceased

Family:

Lewis Gay Ross d. Deceased

Children:

Arthur Lewis Ross+ b. 1 Jun 1888, d. Deceased

Henry Mellon
Death*: UNKNOWN

Elizabeth Alice Mells
Birth*: 1885
Death*: 24 February 1918

Family:

Leonard Barraclough b. 26 July 1884, d. Deceased

Children:

George Leonard Barraclough b. 1 Dec 1906, d. 2 Jun 1980
Stanley Barraclough b. Feb 1917, d. Feb 1917

Abigail S. Meloon
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Death*: Deceased
Birth*: 28 May 1872, Cutler, ME, U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: Andrew Jackson Meloon b. circa 1843, d. 13 March 1900
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Olemore b. 7 December 1840, d. 5 July 1926

Alfred M. Meloon
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Birth*: 9 September 1904, New Castle, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Marriage*: 15 December 1944, New Castle, New Hampshire, U.S.A., Principal=Claire Campbell Schurman
Death*: 20 September 1981, New Castle, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: George Bartlett Meloon b. 20 March 1880, d. 5 January 1922
Mother: Julia Healey b. 19 June 1879, d. 31 May 1944

Family:

Claire Campbell Schurman b. 22 November 1898, d. 23 December 1974

Alice Ernest Meloon
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Birth*: 11 May 1906, New Castle, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Death*: 26 July 1951, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: George Bartlett Meloon b. 20 March 1880, d. 5 January 1922
Mother: Julia Healey b. 19 June 1879, d. 31 May 1944

Andrew Jackson Meloon
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Birth*: circa 1843, Cutler, ME, U.S.A.
Marriage*: circa 1872, Principal=Elizabeth Ann Olemore
Death*: 13 March 1900, Cutler, ME, U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: Samuel Meloon b. circa 1815, d. Deceased
Mother: Susan Ackerly b. circa 1822, d. Deceased

Family:

Elizabeth Ann Olemore b. 7 December 1840, d. 5 July 1926

Children:

Abigail S. Meloon b. 28 May 1872, d. Deceased
Hattie Idella Meloon+ b. Nov 1876, d. Jul 1925
Arthur Edwin Meloon b. 10 Jan 1879, d. Deceased

Arthur Edwin Meloon
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Death*: Deceased
Birth*: 10 January 1879, Cutler, ME, U.S.A.
Marriage*: 1901, Principal=? Ollimore

Parents:

Father: Andrew Jackson Meloon b. circa 1843, d. 13 March 1900
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Olemore b. 7 December 1840, d. 5 July 1926

Family:

? Ollimore d. Deceased

Daniel Meloon
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Birth*: February 1861, Cutler, M.E., U.S.A.
Marriage*: 1886, Principal=Etta W. ?
Death*: 13 September 1910, Cutler, M.E., U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: Samuel Meloon b. circa 1815, d. Deceased
Mother: Susan Ackerly b. circa 1822, d. Deceased

Family:

Etta W. ? d. Deceased

George Bartlett Meloon
Birth*: 20 March 1880, New Castle, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Death*: 5 January 1922, New Castle, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

Family:

Julia Healey b. 19 June 1879, d. 31 May 1944

Children:

Alfred M. Meloon b. 9 Sep 1904, d. 20 Sep 1981
Alice Ernest Meloon b. 11 May 1906, d. 26 Jul 1951
William David Meloon b. 21 May 1908, d. 7 Dec 1980
George Everett Meloon+ b. 18 Aug 1910, d. 27 Apr 1990

George Everett Meloon
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Birth*: 18 August 1910, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Death*: 27 April 1990, Sun City Center, Florida, U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: George Bartlett Meloon b. 20 March 1880, d. 5 January 1922
Mother: Julia Healey b. 19 June 1879, d. 31 May 1944

George Washington Meloon
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Birth*: 25 September 1843, Cutler, M.E., U.S.A.
Marriage*: 1868, Principal=Mary G. Mapes
Death*: 30 May 1917, Cutler, M.E., U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: Samuel Meloon b. circa 1815, d. Deceased
Mother: Susan Ackerly b. circa 1822, d. Deceased

Family:

Mary G. Mapes d. Deceased

Hattie Idella Meloon
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Birth*: November 1876, Cutler, Maine, U.S.A.
Marriage*: 14 December 1901, Cutler, Maine, U.S.A., Principal=Ira Bliss Schurman
Death*: July 1925, Cutler, Maine, U.S.A.

Parents:

Father: Andrew Jackson Meloon b. circa 1843, d. 13 March 1900
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Olemore b. 7 December 1840, d. 5 July 1926

Family:

Ira Bliss Schurman b. 8 January 1877, d. 19 January 1944

Children:

Son Schurman b. 16 Mar 1902, d. Mar 1902

Samuel Meloon
Death*: Deceased
Birth*: circa 1815, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

Family:

Susan Ackerly b. circa 1822, d. Deceased

Children:

Wallace L. Meloon b. c 1841, d. b 1872
Andrew Jackson Meloon+ b. c 1843, d. 13 Mar 1900
George Washington Meloon b. 25 Sep 1843, d. 30 May 1917
Samuel Meloon b. c 1844, d. b 1860
Daniel Meloon b. Feb 1861, d. 13 Sep 1910


         

Compiler:
David Walker
Edwards, Ontario, Canada

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