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Melvin G Colburn

Male 1888 - 1973  (85 years)


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  • Name Melvin G Colburn  [1
    • Some researchers give a middle name "Glenn"
    Born 30 Jan 1888  Jasper, Walker, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • His death certificate and his WW I draft card disagree as to his birth year. Both are primary sources but we use the date from the death certificate, which also agrees with numerous secondary sources and the record of his second marriage. The marriage record for his marriage with Mary J Gann in 1910 gives his age at the time as "17 years," in drastic disagreement with all of the above.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Bexar, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Enumeration District 6-60 
    Residence 1900  Bexar, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    With parents William F and Sarah J Colburn and four siblings 
    Census 1910  Bexar, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Enumeration District 6-78 
    Occupation 1910  Bexar, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farm laborer 
    Residence 1910  Bexar, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    With parents William T and Sarah J Colburn and nine siblings 
    Occupation 5 Jun 1917  Detroit, Lamar, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 5 Jun 1917  Detroit, Lamar, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1920  Rye, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Enumeration District 58 
    Occupation 1920  Rye, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer, General farm 
    Residence 1920  Rye, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    With wife Mary J (Gann) and three children 
    Census 1930  Shottsville, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Enumeration District 47-7 
    Occupation 1930  Shottsville, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer, General farm 
    Residence 1930  Shottsville, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    With wife Mary J (Gann) and six children 
    Residence 1935  Marion Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Not in the same house as in 1940; in a rural area 
    Occupation 10 Aug 1939  Hamilton, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 10 Aug 1939  Hamilton, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1940  Precinct 2, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Enumeration District 47-4 
    Occupation 1940  Precinct 2, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Worked the previous 52 weeks as a full-time farmer, making no cash income from the farm but had at least $50 income from other sources 
    Residence 1940  Precinct 2, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    With wife Ethel L (Miller), five children, and a stepson 
    Died 12 Oct 1973  Hamilton, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Buried Bexar, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Bexar Cemetery [5]
    Melvin G Colburn (1888 - 1973) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Melvin G Colburn (1888 - 1973) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Includes headstone photo.

    Created by: BK
    Record added: Oct 26, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 99611312
    Notes 
    • Never attended school [6]
    Person ID I182  Wm L Gann Ancestors
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2016 

    Family 1 Mary J Gann,   b. Jul 1893, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 10 Aug 1939  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1910  Marion Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Officiated by Probate Judge Mack Pearce at his residence [1]
    Marriage License 15 Oct 1910  Marion Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F108  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ethel Lena Miller,   b. 18 Aug 1912, Marion Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1991  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1939  Hamilton, Marion, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Officiated by Probate Judge Roy Sanderson [4]
    Marriage License 10 Aug 1939  Marion Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F1467  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Colburn, Melvin G - World War I Draft Registration Card, Alabama 1918
    Colburn, Melvin G - World War I Draft Registration Card, Alabama 1918
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  • Sources 
    1. [S76] Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950, FamilySearch, (FamilySearch), LDS Film 005330961, image 440 of 550 (Reliability: 3), 8 Sep 2016.

    2. [S10177] Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974, Alabama Department of Public Health, film 2242023, #27555.

    3. [S40186] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005), num. 20, Precinct 2, Marion, Alabama (Reliability: 3), 29 Sep 2010.

    4. [S76] Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950, FamilySearch, (FamilySearch), LDS Digital Folder 005330953, image 363 of 942 (Reliability: 3), 8 Sep 2016.

    5. [S40191] Find a Grave, Jim Tipton, founder, (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 99611312 (Reliability: 2), 30 Oct 2013.

    6. [S40214] 1940 United States Federal Census, United States, Bureau of the Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), fam. 188, p. 10B, ED 47-4, Precinct 2, Marion, Alabama (Reliability: 2), 8 Sep 2016.

    7. [S34623] 1900 United States Federal Census, United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900), fam. 38, p. 3A, ED 6-60, Bexar, Marion, Alabama (Reliability: 2), 21 Sep 2011.

    8. [S40176] 1910 United States Federal Census, United States Department of Commerce, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910), fam. 27, p. 2A, ED 6-78, Bexar, Marion, Alabama (Reliability: 2), 22 Sep 2011.

    9. [S40175] 1920 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (National Archives, Washington, D.C.), fam. 134, p. 6B, ED 58, Rye, Marion, Alabama (Reliability: 2), 30 Oct 2013.

    10. [S40174] 1930 United States Federal Census, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930), fam. 76, p. 5A, ED 47-7, Shottsville, Marion, Alabama (Reliability: 2), 31 Oct 2013.