Nellie Grace Allison

1893–1980 (Age 86)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Nellie Grace

When Nellie Grace Allison was born on 12 September 1893, in Tennessee, United States, her father, John Henry Allison, was 46 and her mother, Margaret Lousia Boger, was 41. She married Roy Chester Melton in 1911, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Spring City, Rhea, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 1, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 24 January 1980, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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Nellie Grace Allison
Roy Chester Melton
Marriage: 1911
Nancy Melton
Martha Nell Melton

Spouse & Children

Hamilton, Tennessee, United States


  • Female1914–2001Female

  • Martha Nell Melton


Parents & Siblings

  • John Henry Allison


  • Margaret Lousia Boger




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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

English and Scottish: patronymic from a Middle English male personal name: in most cases probably Allen , but other possibilities include a variant of Ellis or a short form of Alexander . In some instances, it may be from a female personal name, Alise or Alice ( see Allis ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Nell A Melton in household of R Chester Melton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie A Melton in household of Roy C Melton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nell A Melton in household of Roy C Melton, "United States Census, 1930"

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