Melba Hughes

18 October 1901–19 March 1951 (Age 49)
Samaria, Oneida, Idaho, United States

The Life of Melba

When Melba Hughes was born on 18 October 1901, in Samaria, Oneida, Idaho, United States, her father, James Roberts Hughes, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Jenkins, was 23. She married Delbert Ogden Barnes on 17 October 1933. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Pleasantview, Oneida, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 March 1951, in Downey, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Downey, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Delbert Ogden Barnes
Melba Hughes
Marriage: 17 October 1933
Sarah Geraldine Barnes

Spouse and Children

17 October 1933


    Sarah Geraldine Barnes


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 2

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 15

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English (also common in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Hugh .2 Welsh: variant of Howells .3 Irish and Scottish: variant Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McCoy ).

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

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Melba Hughes Barnes

Melba Hughes Barnes was born at Pleasant View Oct 18, 1901 to James R Hughes and Elizabeth Jenkins. She went to Pleasantview grade school in Pleasantview Idaho, and to Malad High School, Malad Idaho. …

Sources (3)

  • Melba Hughes Barnes in household of Delbert Owen Barnes, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Melba Hughes in household of James R Hughes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Melba Jane Hughes Barnes in household of Delbert Ogden Barnes, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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