• [S1] David Kipp Melat, Birth certificate (unknown file date), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  • [S2] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Kathryn Hoffman Melat (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat.
  • [S3] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Bobbie Reese Melat (Oil City, PA), as told to Kipp Melat.
  • [S4] First-hand knowledge and recollections of Leta Robbins Phillips (Cambridge Springs, PA), by Kipp Melat. Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  • [S5] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Robert N. Reese (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat.
  • [S6] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Ethel Redmond Reese (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat.
  • [S7] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Kipp Melat (Fairfax, VA). Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  • [S8] The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  • [S9] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mattie Davidson Robbins (Westminster, CA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  • [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  • [S11] Edward Aaron Reese, Death Certificate 71197 (4 June 1923), (informant: Mrs. Mary Reese Oil City PA (wife)), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  • [S12] Crawford County Marriage License, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Crawford Co. (PA) Marriage License.
  • [S13] Lawrence County (PA) Marriage License, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.
  • [S15] Tribune-Republican, Meaville, PA, Crawford County Historical Society, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Tribune-Republican.
  • [S16] Gravestone, Kingsley Cemetery, Townville, Crawford Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  • [S20] Gravestone, Melat Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by transcribed by Kipp Melat.
  • [S25] Perry Reese Melat, Birth Certificate (unknown file date), Personal Files, Fairfax, Virginia.
  • [S26] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Helen Melat Steffee (Rockville, MD (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat.
  • [S28] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Effie Sanner Hoffman (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  • [S32] Baby Book--Robert Reese, Robert N. Reese Baby Book (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Kipp Melat, Fairfax, VA. Hereinafter cited as Robert N. Reese Baby Book.
  • [S35] Cherie Lee Phillips, Birth Certificate (unknown file date), unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  • [S38] Hattie Wilmington Robbins, Death Certificate unknown number, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics Registration, Sacramento, California.
  • [S40] Letter from Jennie Walker Marsteller (Cochranton, PA) to Mary Walker Reese, 3 May 1932; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  • [S50] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Knox County, National Archives.
  • [S51] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, National Archives.
  • [S63] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Beverly Melat Sisson (Warren, PA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  • [S64] Letter from Florence Melat Teitsworth (Warren, OH) to Kipp Melat; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  • [S65] Gravestone, Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  • [S66] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Ruth Hoffman Reed Adcock (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat.
  • [S67] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Lois Redmond Green (Franklin, PA), as told to Kipp Melat.
  • [S71] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Muriel Reid Harry Reese (Seneca, PA), as told to Kipp Melat.
  • [S73] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Carol Reed Caldwell Dryden (Toms Brook, VA), as told to Kipp Melat.
  • [S80] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Hazel Redmond Miller (Fort Port Richey, FL), as told to Kipp Melat.
  • [S143] Venango County Deeds, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  • [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, National Archives.
  • [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, National Archives.
  • [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, National Archives.
  • [S212] Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  • [S231] The News Herald, Franklin, PA, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  • [S238] The Oil City Blizzard, Oil City, PA, Heritage Room, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Blizzard.
  • [S281] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Norma Davenport Saxton (Townville, PA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  • [S316] Knox County (KY) Marriages, DAR Library, Washington, D.C.
  • [S324] California Records, Death Records, 1940-1997, online http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi. Hereinafter cited as California Death Records.
  • [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, National Archives.
  • [S434] 1910 U.S. Census, Kentucky, National Archives.
  • [S701] New Castle News, New Castle, PA, New Castle Public Library, New Castle, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as New Castle News.
  • [S969] 1930 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, National Archives.
  • [S973] Viewed at Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).
  • [S996] 1930 U.S. Census, California, National Archives.
  • [S1348] 1940 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, National Archives.