Melba June Hargrove

Brief Life History of Melba June

When Melba June Hargrove was born in 1928, in Missouri, United States, her father, Paul Alan Hargrove, was 23 and her mother, Etta Leota Shaw, was 24. She married Dean Atwood Davidson on 12 September 1952, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Center Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 8 July 1966, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Bedford, Taylor, Iowa, United States.

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Dean Atwood Davidson
Melba June Hargrove
Marriage: 12 September 1952
Lori Ann Davidson
Michael Dean Davidson

Sources (6)

  • June Hargrove in household of Paul Hargrove, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Melba June Hargrove - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Melba June Hargrove
  • Melba June Hargrove Davidson, "Find a Grave Index"

World Events (8)


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1934 · The Grout Museum

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire and Warwickshire): habitational name from any of the places called Hargrave (Cheshire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk), Hargreave in Little Neston (Cheshire), or from Hartgrove in East Orchard (Dorset). The placenames probably derive from Old English hār ‘hoar; boundary’ + grāf or grǣfe ‘grove’.

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

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