Henry L. Bleichner1

b. 1890, d. 17 March 1968
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Henry L. Bleichner was born in 1890.1 He married Myrtle Belle Melat, daughter of Harry Thomas Melat and Mary Catherine Highfield.1 He died on 17 March 1968.1

Family

Myrtle Belle Melat b. 24 Oct 1896, d. 10 Jan 1973

Citations

  1. [S231] Obit of Henry J. Bleichner, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 18 Mar 1968, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.

Maurice McKinley Strawbridge1,2

b. 29 January 1916, d. 26 December 2007
FatherClyde Maurice Strawbridge1 b. 4 Dec 1894, d. 3 Sep 1941
MotherMyrtle Belle Melat1 b. 24 Oct 1896, d. 10 Jan 1973
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
Maurice Strawbridge
     Maurice McKinley Strawbridge was born on 29 January 1916 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1,3,2 He was the son of Clyde Maurice Strawbridge and Myrtle Belle Melat.1 He married Mary Ruth McGuire in 1948 in Lakewood, Ohio.4 He died on 26 December 2007 in Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio, at age 91.2 He was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Conneaut, Ohio.4

Citations

  1. [S231] Obit of Myrtle Bleichner, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 11 Jan 1973, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S114] Maurice McKinley Strawbridge, Social Security Death Index, Master File, www.ancestry.com (Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999), 176-09-2771     . Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  3. [S969] 1930 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cornplanter Tp., Oil City, Clyde M. Strawbridge household, National Archives, (Clyde M. Strawbridge, 35, PA/PA/PA, machinist; Myrtle B., 33, PA/PA/PA, representative at Dress Shop; Morris, 14, PA/PA/PA).
  4. [S979] Star Beacon (Ashtabula, Ohio), online http://www.tribhttp://www.starbeacon.com/obituaries, Obituary of Maurice M. Strawbridge.

Mary Elizabeth Strawbridge1

FatherMaurice McKinley Strawbridge1 b. 29 Jan 1916, d. 26 Dec 2007
MotherMary Ruth McGuire2
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Mary Elizabeth Strawbridge is the daughter of Maurice McKinley Strawbridge and Mary Ruth McGuire.1,2

Citations

  1. [S231] Obit of Myrtle Bleichner, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 11 Jan 1973, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S979] Star Beacon (Ashtabula, Ohio), online http://www.tribhttp://www.starbeacon.com/obituaries, Obituary of Maurice M. Strawbridge.

Charles Strawbridge1

FatherMaurice McKinley Strawbridge1 b. 29 Jan 1916, d. 26 Dec 2007
MotherMary Ruth McGuire2
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Charles Strawbridge is the son of Maurice McKinley Strawbridge and Mary Ruth McGuire.1,2 He married Diana Walker.2

Family 2

Diana Walker

Citations

  1. [S231] Obit of Myrtle Bleichner, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 11 Jan 1973, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S979] Star Beacon (Ashtabula, Ohio), online http://www.tribhttp://www.starbeacon.com/obituaries, Obituary of Maurice M. Strawbridge.

Clara Matilda Melat1

b. 17 April 1866, d. 12 May 1952
FatherJohn Ralston Melat1 b. 21 Apr 1827, d. 2 Feb 1899
MotherSarah Ann Kramer1 b. 2 Feb 1833, d. 7 Mar 1912
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Clara Matilda Melat was born on 17 April 1866 in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of John Ralston Melat and Sarah Ann Kramer.1 She married George Arthur Bell on 20 January 1881.1 She died on 12 May 1952 in Franklin, Venango County, at age 86.1 She was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Sugarcreek Borough, Venango County.1
     Clara Matilda Melat and George Arthur Bell lived in Franklin where Arthur worked as a gardner.2

Family

George Arthur Bell b. 14 Jun 1863, d. 12 May 1952
Children

Citations

  1. [S339] J. R. Melat Family Record, unknown compiler, in possession of Eugene Bell, Franklin, PA (deceased). Hereinafter cited as J.R. Melat Family Record.
  2. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  3. [S484] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Donna Fleming Atwell (Franklin, PA), as told to Kipp Melat, 1982 telephone conversation. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  4. [S482] Letter from Guy M. Geerhart (Buffalo, NY) to Kipp Melat, 1988; unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  5. [S231] Obit of Eugene Bell, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 27 Nov 1987, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.

George Arthur Bell1

b. 14 June 1863, d. 12 May 1952
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     George Arthur Bell was born on 14 June 1863 in New Castle, England.1 He married Clara Matilda Melat, daughter of John Ralston Melat and Sarah Ann Kramer, on 20 January 1881.1 He died on 12 May 1952 in Franklin, Venango County, at age 88.1 He was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Sugarcreek Borough, Venango County.1
     George Arthur Bell and Clara Matilda Melat lived in Franklin where Arthur worked as a gardner.2

Family

Clara Matilda Melat b. 17 Apr 1866, d. 12 May 1952
Children

Citations

  1. [S339] J. R. Melat Family Record, unknown compiler, in possession of Eugene Bell, Franklin, PA (deceased). Hereinafter cited as J.R. Melat Family Record.
  2. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  3. [S484] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Donna Fleming Atwell (Franklin, PA), as told to Kipp Melat, 1982 telephone conversation. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  4. [S482] Letter from Guy M. Geerhart (Buffalo, NY) to Kipp Melat, 1988; unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  5. [S231] Obit of Eugene Bell, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 27 Nov 1987, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.

Mary Sarah Bell1

b. 14 June 1895, d. 1 August 1905
FatherGeorge Arthur Bell1 b. 14 Jun 1863, d. 12 May 1952
MotherClara Matilda Melat1 b. 17 Apr 1866, d. 12 May 1952
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Mary Sarah Bell was born on 14 June 1895 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of George Arthur Bell and Clara Matilda Melat.1 She died on 1 August 1905 in Franklin, Venango County, at age 10.1 She was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Sugarcreek Borough, Venango County.1

Citations

  1. [S339] J. R. Melat Family Record, unknown compiler, in possession of Eugene Bell, Franklin, PA (deceased). Hereinafter cited as J.R. Melat Family Record.

Mabel Burns Bell1

b. 8 October 1901, d. 25 December 1966
FatherGeorge Arthur Bell1 b. 14 Jun 1863, d. 12 May 1952
MotherClara Matilda Melat1 b. 17 Apr 1866, d. 12 May 1952
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Mabel Burns Bell was born on 8 October 1901 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of George Arthur Bell and Clara Matilda Melat.1 She married John Gerald Guigon on 17 October 1923.1 She died on 25 December 1966 in Franklin, Venango County, at age 65.1 She was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Sugarcreek Borough, Venango County.1
     Mabel Burns Bell had no children.2

Citations

  1. [S339] J. R. Melat Family Record, unknown compiler, in possession of Eugene Bell, Franklin, PA (deceased). Hereinafter cited as J.R. Melat Family Record.
  2. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

John Gerald Guigon1

ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     John Gerald Guigon married Mabel Burns Bell, daughter of George Arthur Bell and Clara Matilda Melat, on 17 October 1923.1

Family

Mabel Burns Bell b. 8 Oct 1901, d. 25 Dec 1966

Citations

  1. [S339] J. R. Melat Family Record, unknown compiler, in possession of Eugene Bell, Franklin, PA (deceased). Hereinafter cited as J.R. Melat Family Record.

Arthur Eugene Bell1

b. 15 January 1907, d. 26 November 1987
FatherGeorge Arthur Bell1 b. 14 Jun 1863, d. 12 May 1952
MotherClara Matilda Melat1 b. 17 Apr 1866, d. 12 May 1952
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Arthur Eugene Bell was born on 15 January 1907 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of George Arthur Bell and Clara Matilda Melat.1 He married Thelma Margaret Finley on 7 November 1926 in Ripley, New York.2 He died on 26 November 1987 in Franklin, Venango County, at age 80.1 He was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Sugarcreek Borough, Venango County.1
     Arthur Eugene Bell was employed by Amalie Oil Refinery, retiring in 1968.1

Family

Thelma Margaret Finley b. 26 Jun 1909, d. 31 Mar 1989
Child

Citations

  1. [S231] Obit of Eugene Bell, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 27 Nov 1987, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S231] Obit of Thelma Bell, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 1 Apr 1989, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Thelma Margaret Finley1

b. 26 June 1909, d. 31 March 1989
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Thelma Margaret Finley was born on 26 June 1909 in Butler County, Pennsylvania.1 She married Arthur Eugene Bell, son of George Arthur Bell and Clara Matilda Melat, on 7 November 1926 in Ripley, New York.1 She died on 31 March 1989 in Franklin, Venango County, at age 79.1 She was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Sugarcreek Borough, Venango County.1

Family

Arthur Eugene Bell b. 15 Jan 1907, d. 26 Nov 1987
Child

Citations

  1. [S231] Obit of Thelma Bell, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 1 Apr 1989, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Shirley Jean Bell1

b. 23 July 1927, d. 4 May 2008
FatherArthur Eugene Bell1 b. 15 Jan 1907, d. 26 Nov 1987
MotherThelma Margaret Finley1 b. 26 Jun 1909, d. 31 Mar 1989
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Shirley Jean Bell was born on 23 July 1927 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of Arthur Eugene Bell and Thelma Margaret Finley.1 She married Samuel Jacobson on 21 October 1950.1 She died on 4 May 2008 in Maryland at age 80.2

Family

Samuel Jacobson b. 12 Jul 1918, d. 12 Dec 2013
Child

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  2. [S1341] "Shirley J. Jacobson," Baltimore Sun, 7 May 2008; Legacy.com (www.legacy.com, accessed 7 Apr 2014).

Samuel Jacobson1

b. 12 July 1918, d. 12 December 2013
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Samuel Jacobson was born on 12 July 1918 in Angola, New York.1,2 He married Shirley Jean Bell, daughter of Arthur Eugene Bell and Thelma Margaret Finley, on 21 October 1950.1 He died on 12 December 2013 in Maryland at age 95.2
     Samuel Jacobson served in the US Navy in combat in the Pacific Theater during World War II aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard.2 He worked in Buffalo and Baltimore for a union which represented theatrical employees. During the 1960s and early 1970s, he was active in thoroughbred racing in Maryland in various capacities, including as a trainer and jockey agent. Later, he worked for two decades at the Port of Baltimore as a member of ILA Local 953.2

Family

Shirley Jean Bell b. 23 Jul 1927, d. 4 May 2008
Child

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  2. [S1341] "Samuel "Rube" Jacobson," Baltimore Sun, 15 Dec 2013; Legacy.com (www.legacy.com, accessed 7 Apr 2014).

Joel Arthur Jacobson1

FatherSamuel Jacobson1 b. 12 Jul 1918, d. 12 Dec 2013
MotherShirley Jean Bell1 b. 23 Jul 1927, d. 4 May 2008
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Joel Arthur Jacobson is the son of Samuel Jacobson and Shirley Jean Bell.1 He married Deanna Peel.2

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  2. [S1341] "Samuel "Rube" Jacobson," Baltimore Sun, 15 Dec 2013; Legacy.com (www.legacy.com, accessed 7 Apr 2014).

Guy Thomas Bell1

b. 5 March 1885, d. 14 November 1952
FatherGeorge Arthur Bell1 b. 14 Jun 1863, d. 12 May 1952
MotherClara Matilda Melat1 b. 17 Apr 1866, d. 12 May 1952
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Guy Thomas Bell was born on 5 March 1885 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of George Arthur Bell and Clara Matilda Melat.1 He married Nellie Louise Judy on 10 October 1910.1 He died on 14 November 1952 in Orlando, Florida, at age 67.1 He was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Sugarcreek Borough, Venango County.1

Family

Nellie Louise Judy b. 19 Jul 1890, d. 1973
Children

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Nellie Louise Judy1

b. 19 July 1890, d. 1973
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Nellie Louise Judy was born on 19 July 1890.1 She married Guy Thomas Bell, son of George Arthur Bell and Clara Matilda Melat, on 10 October 1910.1 She married Armond Girty. She died in 1973 in Florida.1

Family 1

Guy Thomas Bell b. 5 Mar 1885, d. 14 Nov 1952
Children

Family 2

Armond Girty

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Armond Girty1

     Armond Girty married Nellie Louise Judy.

Family

Nellie Louise Judy b. 19 Jul 1890, d. 1973

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Arthur Frank Bell1

FatherGuy Thomas Bell1 b. 5 Mar 1885, d. 14 Nov 1952
MotherNellie Louise Judy1 b. 19 Jul 1890, d. 1973
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Arthur Frank Bell is the son of Guy Thomas Bell and Nellie Louise Judy.1 He married Eva Mae (?)1 He married Dorothy Marie Gurd.1

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Eva Mae (?)1

ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Eva Mae (?) married Arthur Frank Bell, son of Guy Thomas Bell and Nellie Louise Judy.1

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Bess Ann Bell1

FatherArthur Frank Bell1
MotherEva Mae (?)1
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Bess Ann Bell is the daughter of Arthur Frank Bell and Eva Mae (?)1

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Dorothy Marie Gurd1

ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Dorothy Marie Gurd married Arthur Frank Bell, son of Guy Thomas Bell and Nellie Louise Judy.1

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Randy Wesley Bell1

FatherArthur Frank Bell1
MotherDorothy Marie Gurd1
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Randy Wesley Bell is the son of Arthur Frank Bell and Dorothy Marie Gurd.1 He married Julie Roberts.1

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Julie Roberts1

ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Julie Roberts married Randy Wesley Bell, son of Arthur Frank Bell and Dorothy Marie Gurd.1

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Laury Renee Bell1

FatherRandy Wesley Bell1
MotherJulie Roberts1
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Laury Renee Bell is the daughter of Randy Wesley Bell and Julie Roberts.1

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Richard Arnold Bell1

FatherGuy Thomas Bell1 b. 5 Mar 1885, d. 14 Nov 1952
MotherNellie Louise Judy1 b. 19 Jul 1890, d. 1973
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Richard Arnold Bell is the son of Guy Thomas Bell and Nellie Louise Judy.1 He married Winifred (?)1

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Winifred (?)1

ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Winifred (?) married Richard Arnold Bell, son of Guy Thomas Bell and Nellie Louise Judy.1

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Richard Arnold Bell Jr.1

FatherRichard Arnold Bell1
MotherWinifred (?)1
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Richard Arnold Bell Jr. is the son of Richard Arnold Bell and Winifred (?)1

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Debra Bell1

FatherRichard Arnold Bell1
MotherWinifred (?)1
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Debra Bell is the daughter of Richard Arnold Bell and Winifred (?)1

Citations

  1. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Violet Dorothy Bell1

b. 14 April 1897, d. 30 September 1984
FatherGeorge Arthur Bell1 b. 14 Jun 1863, d. 12 May 1952
MotherClara Matilda Melat1 b. 17 Apr 1866, d. 12 May 1952
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     Violet Dorothy Bell was born on 14 April 1897 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of George Arthur Bell and Clara Matilda Melat.1 She married James Harold Geerhart on 28 June 1916.1 She died on 30 September 1984 in Buffalo, New York, at age 87.1

Family

James Harold Geerhart b. 30 Mar 1897, d. 7 Mar 1981
Children

Citations

  1. [S482] Letter from Guy M. Geerhart (Buffalo, NY) to Kipp Melat, 1988; unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  2. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

James Harold Geerhart1

b. 30 March 1897, d. 7 March 1981
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
     James Harold Geerhart was born on 30 March 1897 in Rockland Township, Venango County.1 He married Violet Dorothy Bell, daughter of George Arthur Bell and Clara Matilda Melat, on 28 June 1916.1 He died on 7 March 1981 in Buffalo, New York, at age 83.1

Family

Violet Dorothy Bell b. 14 Apr 1897, d. 30 Sep 1984
Children

Citations

  1. [S482] Letter from Guy M. Geerhart (Buffalo, NY) to Kipp Melat, 1988; unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  2. [S387] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Eugene Bell (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1977. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).