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Descendants of Thomas Melvin, Sr.


      89. Norman A.7 Boring (Mary A. (Polly)6 Melvin, Joseph5, Thomas4, James J.3, James2, James1) was born 13 May 1839 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL210, and died 6 Nov 1908 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL210. He married Maria Josephine Secor 25 Feb 1864 in Green Co., IL211. She was born 28 Apr 1844212, and died 27 Apr 1911 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL212.

More About Norman A. Boring:
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Greene Co., IL

More About Maria Josephine Secor:
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Greene Co., IL
     
Children of Norman Boring and Maria Secor are:
  289 i.   Mary C.8 Boring, born 9 Aug 1866 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL213; died 25 Feb 1868 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL213.
  More About Mary C. Boring:
Burial: Hermitage Cemetery, Rubicon Twp., Greene Co., IL

  290 ii.   Curtis Boring, born 8 Nov 1878 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL213; died 4 Aug 1890 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL213.
  More About Curtis Boring:
Burial: hermitage Cemetery, Rubicon Twp., Greene Co., IL



      95. William Harrison7 Boring (Susannah D.6 Melvin, Joseph5, Thomas4, James J.3, James2, James1) was born 26 Feb 1841 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL214, and died 1 Dec 1932 in Portland, Clackamas Co., OR214,215. He married Sarah Elizabeth Wilder 11 Dec 1867 in Green Co., IL. She was born 1844215, and died 12 Feb 1922 in Portland, Clackamas Co., OR215.

Notes for William Harrison Boring:
The town of Boring, OR is named after William H Boring.

"The Orgonian", Portland Oregon, 12/2/1932

William H. Boring, 91, who was a veteran of the Civil War, died yesterday at the home of his friends Mr and Mrs. L. E. Armstrong, 2144 Northeast Forth-Sixth avenue, after an illness of eight months. His body is at Swank & McGee's Funeral parlor, 1855 Sandy Boulevard. One of the stations on the Estacada interurban line into Clackamas County is named after Mr. Boring. His Funeral will be held tomorrowa at 1 P.M. from Boring Methodist Episcopal Church withinterment in Damascus cemetery.

He is survived by his son Orville, who lives near Boring, and also by two grandsons, Lester of Portland and Willard of Boring. Mr. Boring came to Oregon in 1874 and he recalled that in those days tree stumps still impeded travel in Portland's Fourth Street. He many times saw Abraham Lincoln and heard his famous debate with Douglas. He was born in Illinois in 1841.


More About William Harrison Boring:
Burial: 2 Dec 1932, Damascus Pioneer Cemetery, Clackamas Co., OR216

More About Sarah Elizabeth Wilder:
Burial: Damascus Pioneer Cemetery, Clackamas Co., OR
     
Children of William Boring and Sarah Wilder are:
  291 i.   Elsie W.8 Boring, born 12 Oct 1875 in Portland, Clackamas Co., OR217; died 21 Oct 1875 in Portland, Clackamas Co., OR217.
  More About Elsie W. Boring:
Burial: Damascus Pioneer Cemetery, Clackamas Co., OR

+ 292 ii.   Orville Boring, born 26 Apr 1879.


      96. Thomas Emerson7 Melvin (John6, Joseph5, Thomas4, James J.3, James2, James1) was born 22 Dec 1824 in Washington Co., TN218, and died 7 Oct 1907 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL219. He married Elizabeth Coonrod 3 Jun 1847 in Green Co., IL220,221, daughter of Stephen Coonrod and Candis Lee. She was born 4 Sep 1825 in Wayne Co., IL222, and died 9 May 1915 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL222.

Notes for Thomas Emerson Melvin:
BIOGRAPHIES
1905 PAST and PRESENT OF GREENE COUNTY ILLINOIS
Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.

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THOMAS E. MELVIN. For seventy-four years Thomas E. Melvin has been a resident of Greene county. Few indeed of its citizens have so long resided within its borders and he has intimate knowledge of its history as it has emerged from pioneer conditions to take its place with the best developed counties of this growing commonwealth. He has seen the work of improvement as it has been carried forward along progressive lines, and has co-operated in many improvements for the general good. For more than half a century he has been numbered among the substantial and thrifty farmers of Rubicon township, and he is now living a retired life in the city of Greenfield.

Mr. Melvin is a native of Tennessee, his birth having occurred in Washington county, on the 22d of December, 1824. His father, John Melvin, was likewise born in Tennessee and was there married to Miss Eliza Crouch. In the spring of 1831 he brought his family to Illinois, locating in Greene county, and later he settled in Rubicon township, where he entered land from the government and opened up a farm, transforming a tract of wild prairie into richly cultivated fields. Subsequently he established his home in Greenfield, where his last years were passed, both he and his wife dying in this city.

Thomas E. Melvin was a youth of six years, when he accompanied his parents to Illinois and upon the old home farm he was reared, assisting in the arduous task of developing new land as his age and strength permitted. The occupation to which he was reared he made his life work and as a companion and helpmate on life's journey he chose Miss Elizabeth Coonrod, who was born in Wayne county, Illinois, their marriage being celebrated in 1847. Her father, Stephen Coonrod, was a native of Kentucky and in 1829 came to Illinois, being among the first settlers of Greene county.

After his marriage Mr. Melvin engaged in farming on the old homestead for two or three years and afterward purchased a farm, while still later he bought the old home place, his father removing to Greenfield. There he successfully carried on general agricultural pursuits until 1902, when he rented the farm and took up his abode in Greenfield, where he has since lived. He owned and in former years operated seven hundred acres of land, but has now divided the property among his children. He made good improvements upon his farm, erecting a large and substantial barn and other necessary outbuildings for the shelter of grain and stock. A two story brick house had been built by his father the fall before our subject was married. He was a very successful farmer and stock raiser, also fed considerable stock, shipping from two to four carloads of cattle to the city markets annually, together with a large number of hogs. His business capacity and executive force were demonstrated by the capable conduct of all his farming interests and the excellent financial results which attended his efforts.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin was blessed with six children, of whom four are living: Sylvester is married and owns a good farm in this county. He has four children: Leon, Morris, Mildred and Marguerite. George, also the owner of a good farm in Greene county, is married and has two living children, Ethel and Grant, the former the wife of George Sykes, by whom she has one child, Malcolm. George Melvin also lost one daughter, Lulu, who died in early womanhood in September, 1904. Edward is married and is a farmer of Rubicon township. Minnie is the wife of Bert Metcalf, a farmer of Rubicon township, and they have three children, William, Lee and Lewis. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin lost two children, Edna, who died in early womanhood; and Emma, who became the wife of Charles Smith, and died in 1893.

In his political views Mr. Melvin was formerly a Republican and cast his first presidential ballot for Abraham Lincoln, but is now a Prohibitionist. He belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church and for some years was active in the Grange. A resident of the county from his youth to the present time, he has for seventy-four years been a witness of its development and is one of the few remaining early settlers here. He has seen the wonderful changes that have occurred during all these years as the county has been transformed from a wilderness and a swamp into a richly agricultural district, dotted here and there with thriving towns and cities which have all the improvements and conveniences known to the older east. He can remember the days when primitive farm machinery was used and, in fact, has even plowed when following the share as it has turned the soil. He also gathered the harvests in the primitive manner of the early days and as the years advanced was quick to take up the methods that facilitated the farm work. He remembers, too, the pioneer homes with their hardships and their hospitality. He commands the respect, confidence and friendship of his neighbors and acquaintances.


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More About Thomas Emerson Melvin:
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Greene Co., IL

More About Elizabeth Coonrod:
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Greene Co., IL
     
Children of Thomas Melvin and Elizabeth Coonrod are:
  293 i.   Edna G.8 Melvin, born 2 Sep 1848 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL222; died 8 Dec 1964 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL222.
  More About Edna G. Melvin:
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Greene Co., IL

+ 294 ii.   Sylvester Melvin, born 29 Nov 1851 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL; died 12 Mar 1962 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL.
+ 295 iii.   George W. Melvin, born 11 Jan 1856 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL; died 2 Apr 1936 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL.
+ 296 iv.   Stephen Edgar Melvin, born 1858 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL; died 1956 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL.
  297 v.   Emma Melvin, born 21 Mar 1863 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL222; died 30 Nov 1892 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL222. She married Charles H. Smith 6 Mar 1890 in Greene Co., IL; born 1864 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL222; died 1943 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL222.
  More About Emma Melvin:
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Greene Co., IL

  More About Charles H. Smith:
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Greene Co., IL

+ 298 vi.   Minnie J. Melvin, born 25 Jan 1868 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL; died 1 Dec 1914 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL.


      97. Mary E.7 Melvin (John6, Joseph5, Thomas4, James J.3, James2, James1) was born 16 Jun 1826 in Washington Co., TN223, and died 14 May 1865 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL224. She married Elbert Crouch 10 Aug 1843 in Green Co., IL225. He was born 1815 in Washington Co., TN.

More About Mary E. Melvin:
Burial: Hermitage Cemetery, Rubicon Twp., Greene Co., IL

Notes for Elbert Crouch:
Page 621

CROUCH, ELBERT, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 25, P.O. Greenfield. Was born in Washington County, East Tennessee, in 1815; came to Greene County in 1843; married in 1843, to Mary Melvin, who was born in Tennessee in 1825, and died in 1865; was married second time, June 7, 1868, to Mrs. Amanda J. Comes who was born in 1844; has one child by her first husband, Edna A. Comes. Mr. Crouch has two children by his first marriage: John L., and Dicy E., deceased. Has been to Tennessee three times; came to Illinois the first time by wagon; owns 226 acres of land, which he has made by his own exertions.
     
Children of Mary Melvin and Elbert Crouch are:
  299 i.   John L.8 Crouch.
  300 ii.   Dicy E. Crouch.


      102. Lucinda7 Melvin (John6, Joseph5, Thomas4, James J.3, James2, James1) was born 4 Jul 1839 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL, and died 3 Feb 1898 in Lebanon, Linn Co., OR. She married (1) David Henry Stubblefield in Greene Co., IL226. She married (2) Joseph R. Keebler 10 Sep 1858 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL. He was born 14 May 1840 in Jonesboro, Washington Co., TN, and died 27 Jul 1923 in Lebanon, Linn Co., OR.

More About Joseph R. Keebler:
Degree: Freemason
     
Children of Lucinda Melvin and Joseph Keebler are:
  301 i.   John Allen8 Keebler.
  302 ii.   Kate Keebler.
  303 iii.   Mary Narcissus Keebler.
  304 iv.   William Henry Keebler.
+ 305 v.   James Valentine Keebler, born 24 Apr 1861 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL; died 13 May 1927 in Lebanon, Linn Co., OR.
  306 vi.   Elbert E. Keebler, born Jul 1863 in Illinois; died 13 May 1945 in Lebanon, Linn Co., OR. He married Annie M. Smith 16 Oct 1887 in Linn Co., OR.
  307 vii.   Anna N. Keebler, born 1868. She married David J. Hildreth 18 Mar 1888 in Linn Co., OR.
+ 308 viii.   Lucinda Belle Keebler, born 20 Jan 1873 in Davis, CA; died 1 Nov 1978 in Lebanon, Linn Co., OR.
+ 309 ix.   Myrtle Margaret Keebler, born 20 Oct 1875 in Lebanon, Linn Co., OR; died Oct 1964 in Lebanon, Linn Co., OR.
  310 x.   Joseph Benjamin Keebler, born Abt. 1878.
  311 xi.   Thomas E. Keebler, born 5 Dec 1882227; died 2 Nov 1974228. He married Clara Beatrice McKinney 1910; born 30 Mar 1888 in Minnesota228; died 28 Oct 1974 in Linn Co., OR228.
  More About Thomas E. Keebler:
Social Security #: 534-01-2051229

  More About Clara Beatrice McKinney:
Social Security #: 540-78-9424230



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