Martyn Family History

Scott H. Martyn
Chicago, IL  60611
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John PENNINGTON [256]
(1820-1903)
Ann WAKELY [257]
(1823-1910)
George DAVEY [146]
(1838-1898)
Huldah CORY [147]
(1839-1910)
Charles Albert PENNINGTON [142]
(1860-1935)
Melinda DAVEY [143]
(1862-1899)

Melinda PENNINGTON [51]
(1895-1990)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Reuben HUNTER [50] [FamilySearch ID: L62D-XZS] [Find A Grave ID: 184534367]

Melinda PENNINGTON [51] 61,68

  • Born: 19 December 1895, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 67,68
  • Marriage (1): Reuben HUNTER [50] [FamilySearch ID: L62D-XZS] [Find A Grave ID: 184534367] on 1 January 1919 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 56
  • Died: 7 January 1990, Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States at age 94 61,69
  • Buried: 10 January 1990, Dafter, Chippewa, Michigan, United States

   FamilySearch ID: LZFT-F3Q. Find a Grave ID: 184534424.

  General Notes:

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According to the obituary of her step-mother, Mary Dunn Pennington, Melinda missed the funeral (October 1925). She was "in a Detroit hospital where she went under an operation a few days ago." (she might have miscarried. Most of her children were born three years apart. This was approximately three years since the birth of Clark. Beverly wasn't born for another three years.)

  Burial Notes:

Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Social Security Number: 376-42-8014: Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, United States. 70
Issued 1959
Last Residence: 49783 (Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa, MI)



2. Census: 1901 British, 31 March 1901, Woolfardisworthy, , Devonshire, England. 71 1901_UK_Woolfardisworthy_56-1

3. Residence: Lane Mill Villa, 31 March 1901, Woolfardisworthy, , Devonshire, England. 72



4. Travel: to the port of Quebec on the Tunisian, 6 June 1901. 73 Arrival in Quebec was on 15 Jun 1901.
The passenger manifest included:
Charles - Adult
Mary J - Adult
Maria - 11
Frank - 9
Aldali - 7 (Huldah)
Milinda - 4 (Melinda)

Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom



5. Census: 1910 United States, 7 June 1910, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1910_MI_Chippewa_12_22_13b

6. Residence, 7 June 1910, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 74



7. Census: 1920 United States, 17 February 1920, Rudyard, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1920_MI_Chippewa_11_29_05b
Reuben was living with his wife, Melinda and their daughter Gertrude P. (Pauline).

8. Residence: Section Street, 17 February 1920, Rudyard, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.



9. Census: 1930 United States, 14 April 1930, Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1930_MI_Chippewa_17-2_2_02a
Reuben was listed with his wife, Melinda and children Pauline G, Clark E., and Beverly M.
Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States

10. Residence, 14 April 1930, Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

11. Residence, 21 March 1935, Dafter, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. According to the obituary of her father, Charles Pennington.

12. Residence: Route 3, 3 February 1938, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 65 At the time of the birth of their daughter, Shirley Jean.



13. Census: 1940 United States, 10 April 1940, Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 66 Rueben Hunter
United States Census, 1940

Name Rueben Hunter
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Bruce Township, Chippewa, Michigan, United States
Gender Male
Age 50
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birthplace Michigan
Birth Year (Estimated) 1890
Last Place of Residence Same Place

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Rueben Hunter Head M 50 Michigan
Melinda Hunter Wife F 43 Michigan
Clark Hunter Son M 17 Michigan
Beverly Hunter Daughter F 11 Michigan
Donna Mae Hunter Daughter F 8 Michigan
Charles Hunter Son M 6 Michigan
Marilyn Hunter Daughter F 4 Michigan
Shirley Hunter Daughter F 2 Michigan
Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States

14. Residence, 10 April 1940, Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

15. Residence, 7 January 1990, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.



16. Cemetery: Donaldson Cemetery, 10 January 1990, Dafter, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. Donaldson Cemetery Photos
Inscription: Hunter, Reuben, 1889 - 1956, Melinda, 1895 - 1990
Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States



17. Obituary: Soo Evening News, 12 January 1990, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. Melinda Hunter

Pickford native, Melinda Hunter, of Sault Ste. Marie, died Sunday, January 7, in Northern Michigan Hospitals in Petosky. She was 94.
Mrs. Hunter was born December 19, 1895, in Pickford. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church.
Her husband, Reuben, died in 1957.
Survivors include two sons, Clark of Brimley, and Charles of Highland; five daughters, Pauline McCulligh of Ashtown, Arkansas, Beverly Sibbald and Shirley Maleport of Sault Ste. Marie, Donna May Martyn of Bloomfield Hills, and Marilyn Fredrick of Hastings, Minnesota; three half-brothers, Howard and Harvey Pennington of Pickford, and John Pennington of Westland; a half-sister, Doris Holton of Dearborn; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday, January 10, at Hovie Funeral Home, Sault Ste. Marie, with Reverend John C. Huhtala, Sr., officiating, and burial in Donaldson Cemetery.


Melinda married Reuben HUNTER [50] [FamilySearch ID: L62D-XZS] [Find A Grave ID: 184534367] [MRIN: 5], son of William John HUNTER [144] [FamilySearch ID: 9XJ4-GLW] [Find A Grave ID: 46070688] and Hannah FOUNTAIN [145] [FamilySearch ID: KN6V-FFT], on 1 January 1919 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.56 (Reuben HUNTER [50] [FamilySearch ID: L62D-XZS] [Find A Grave ID: 184534367] was born on 4 August 1890 in De Tour Village, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 56,57,58,59, christened in , Chippewa, Michigan, United States,60 died on 2 November 1956 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 61 and was buried after 2 November 1956 in Dafter, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 62.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:



1. Marriage Record, 31 December 1918, , Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

2. Death of One Spouse: Reuben Hunter, 2 November 1956. 61


  Marriage Notes:

Reverend James H. James, Methodist Pastor presided over the ceremony. Witnesses were Otis Rightmyer and Huldah Pennington. Reuben was 29 and Melinda was 23 at the time of the marriage.