Friday, June 14, 2019

Elijah John Melson Brakeman

above 31 Aug 1931 Wilmington Evening Journal

Elijah John Melson was born in 1856 and died in 1931.  He was the son of Thomas Asbury Melson.  He married Amelia Anne Elliott in 1877.  They lived on East Street.  He would retire from the railroad as a Brakeman in February 1922 with 31 years and 5 months of service.  Elijah and Amelia would have for children; Maud Elizabeth (1879-1941), Holly Thomas (Hollis) (1881- ), Katie May (1885-1965), Etha S. (1887-1935) and Sallie E. (1894-1925).

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