Surname List
Name Index
Email Us

Sixth Generation

46. Micheal MELODY was born about 1848 in Ireland. He died in Feb 1890 in PA. Tunkhannok Republican & New Age February 1890:
"Mike Melody: A man who had been in the employ of B.M.Stone at Beaumont, attempted to go up the mountain on Sunday in an intoxicated condition. On Monday morning his body was found frozen stiff. He had evidently laid down and was froze to death." He has Ancestral File Number T97H-Q2. (Research):1880 Census record for Forkston Twp., Michael is living with James and Emily Harris and is married (presumably) to Marilla, who already has one child out of wedlock and Frank 1 yr old. According to a marriage certificate of Marilla's and Wayne Fassett her second husband, it claims that Michael died in 1890... the same year that Delbert was born... Micheal MELODY and Marilla HARRIS were married on Nov 10, 1878 in , , Pennsylvania, USA.

47. Marilla HARRIS was born in Sep 1852 in Forkston, Wyoming Co., Penna.. She died in , Noxon, Wyoming, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Noxen, Wyoming Co., Penna.. She has Ancestral File Number AFN T97J-P1. She had a son out of wedlock named Henry Charles Harris or Charles Henry Harris.

(Research):Federal Census for birth date. Married first to Michael MELODY who according to a second marriage application, died about 1890. I have not been able to locate a marriage certificate for Michael and Marilla, however, I did locate a file in the Wyoming Co. Historical Society on marriage records. I have not been able to locate a death certificate or place of burial for Michael. Marilla married second to Wayne FASSETT on 12 April 1896 and to M.C. Sickler on 27 July, 1901. Don't know if they died or if they divorced... Children were:


William Thomas MELODY9 was born on May 8, 1881 in Wyoming, Luzerne Co., Penna.. He died on May 18, 1918 in Monroe Twp., Wyoming Co., Penna.. He was buried on May 22, 1918 in Noxen, Wyoming Co., Penna.. He has Ancestral File Number T97H-SD. !SOURCE: MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE, WYO. CO. CRT HOUSE # 138 . DEATH CERTIFICATE # 59505 GIVING DATE OF DEATH AND BURIAL DATES.
Death certificate also names his parents and where they were born.
IDNO 8303204!SOURCE: MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE, WYO. CO. CRT HOUSE # 13 8 ! DEATH CERTIFICATE # 59505 GIVING DATE OF DEATH AND BUR IAL DATES !Death certificate also names his parents and whe re they were born.
IDNO 8303204





Maggie MELODY was born on Apr 4, 1888 in Noxon, Wyoming Co., Pa.. She died on Aug 21, 1979 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., Penna.. She was buried on Aug 23, 1979 in Orcutt Grove Cemetary, Noxen, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, USA. (Research):Obituary: Mrs. Maggie M. Newell, 91, of Noxen , died Thursday morning August 28, in Wilkes-Barre Genera l Hospital. The former Maggie Melody was born in Noxon April 4, 1888 and resided there for her entire life. She an d her husband Lloyd and their family owned and operated Newell's General Store in Noxon for 17 years. She was a member of the Back Mountain Baptist Church in Noxon. Her husban d died in 1957 and a son Emery L. Newell died in 1972. Surviving are a son, Russell T. , Noxen and a daughter Marguarite Sutliff, Noxen.; 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at 2 pm in Swanson Funeral Home, Pikes Creek with Rev. Jerry Tallent, pastor of the Independant Bible Church, Noxen. Inturnment Orcutts Cemetery in Noxen.

Her will: I, Maggie M. Newll of the twp of Noxen, County o f Wyoming and State of Pa, being of sound mind, memory an d understanding do make, publish and declare this to be m y last will and testament hereby revoking and making void a ny wills by mee heretofore made.
1st; I direct my hereinafter appointed Executor and Executr ix to pay all of my just debts and funeral expenses as soo n as may be conveniently done after my decease.
2nd: I leave nothing to the children of my deceased son, Emery Newell, for the reason that they were provided for by the will of my deceased husband, Lloyd Newell.
3rd: If it becomes necessary that I make my home permanently with my daughter, Marguerite Newell Sutliff, I direct that my Executor and Executrix shall pay my daughter, Marguerite Newell Sutliff, if she takes care of me prior to and dur ing my last illness a fair sum for the care that she furnishes.
ALL OF THE REST, RESIDUE AND REMAINDER OF MY PROPERTY, real , personal and mixed, wheresoever the same may be situate d of which I die seized I give, devise and bequeth unto my two remaining children, namely, Russell P. Newell and Marguerite Newell Sutliff, share and share alike.
dated April 26, 1973

The petition of Russell P. Newell and Marguerite Newell Sutliff....etc... That said decedent departed this life in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on the 21st day of August 1979 a t 8 am. The said decedent was possessed of personal property in the Commonwealth of pa to the value of estimated $20,000.00


Franklin James MELODY9 was born in Sep 1879 in Pennsylvania. He died in Apr 1959. He was buried in Apr 1959 in Orcutts Grove Cemetary, Noxen, Wyoming Co., Penna.. (Research):Application for Marriage page 95 numbered 3385 . According to the statement he was born in Otego Co., NY . where he is residing at the time of this application, but in the 1900 census he states his place of birth in Pennsylvania. He is 36 years old, had 2 previous marriages, both of whic h ended in divorce; one in 1907 the other in 1913. His parents are Mike Melody and Marilla Harris Melody. His father is dead and his mother resides in New Milford, Pa. His mother is a domestic and was born on South Mountain. He is physically able to support a family.


Mary MELODY9 was born in Apr 1889 in Pennsylvania. She died in , Penna..


Delbert E. MELODY9 was born on Jun 21, 1893 in Noxen, Wyoming Co., Penna.. He died on Mar 15, 1948. Died in a warehouse fire. Merriett C Sickler
State: PA Enumeration District: 0078
Color: W ;W Age: 45
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Visit: 0153
County: Susquehanna
Relation: Husband
ImageNum: 0000890
Other Residents: Wife Marilla 58, Pennsylvania
Stepson Delbert E Melody 18, Pennsylvania
Granddaughter Alta I 08, Pennsylvania (Daughter of Mary Melody??????)