Gertrude Richards

14 August 1891–30 November 1964 (Age 73)
Sullivan, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Gertrude

Gertrude Richards was born on 14 August 1891, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. She married John Ellis Melton on 17 January 1916, in Bristol, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cleveland, Bradley, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 4, Bradley, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years. She died on 30 November 1964, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 73.

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John Ellis Melton
Gertrude Richards
Marriage: 17 January 1916
Cecil Payne Melton
Jessie Clint Melton Sr.
Audrey R Melton
Robert J Melton
Mary Nell Melton

Spouse and Children

17 January 1916
Bristol, Virginia, United States


    Cecil Payne Melton


    Jessie Clint Melton Sr.


    Audrey R Melton


    Robert J Melton



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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from the personal name Richard . Richards is a frequent name in Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Melton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude G Melton in household of John E Melton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gertrude G Melton in household of John E Melton, "United States Census, 1930"

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