Mary Melinda Rebecca Arrowood

July 1870–April 1953 (Age 82)
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Melinda Rebecca

When Mary Melinda Rebecca Arrowood was born in July 1870, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Drewey McSwain Arrowood, was 24 and her mother, Mary Polly Parker, was 25. She married William A. Wyatt on 10 April 1890. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Morgan Township, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Township 7 Sandy Run, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died in April 1953, in Cliffside, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Gilkey, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William A. Wyatt
1852–1907
Mary Melinda Rebecca Arrowood
1870–1953
Marriage: 10 April 1890
Mary Effie Wyatt
1891–1891
Shufford G. Wyatt
1893–1962
Annie B. Wyatt
1895–1895
Volney Theophilus Walter Wyatt
1897–1978
Archie Elijah Wyatt
1900–1976
Charlie Bruce Wyatt
1903–1963

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 April 1890
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Drewey McSwain Arrowood

    Male1845–1930Male

    Mary Polly Parker

    Female1845–1927Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 7

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Probably a variant of English Harwood .2 There is also a Cherokee connection, but it is not known whether this name is derived from a Cherokee original.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary R M Arrowood in household of Drewry M Arrowood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Malinda Wyatt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Melinda Arrowood in entry for Shuford Gilbert Wyatt, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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