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]

Melinda PENNINGTON [51] 63,70

  • Born: 19 December 1895, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 69,70
  • Marriage (1): Reuben HUNTER [50] on 1 January 1919 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 58
  • Died: 7 January 1990, Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States at age 94 63,71
  • 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. Her Social Security Number was 376-42-8014 issued in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, United States. 72
Issued 1959
Last Residence: 49783 (Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa, MI)



2. She appeared in the household of John PENNINGTON [256] in the 1901 British census on 31 March 1901 in Woolfardisworthy, , Devon, England. 73 73 1901_UK_Woolfardisworthy_56-1

3. was an occupant at the residence of John PENNINGTON [256] on 31 March 1901 in Woolfardisworthy, , Devon, England: Lane Mill Villa. 74 74



4. She was a fellow passenger to the travel of Charles Albert PENNINGTON [142] 6 June 1901: to the port of Quebec on the Tunisian. 75 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 75 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. appeared in the household of Charles Albert PENNINGTON [142] in the 1910 United States census on 7 June 1910 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1910_MI_Chippewa_12_22_13b

6. She was an occupant at the residence of Charles Albert PENNINGTON [142] on 7 June 1910 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 76 76



7. appeared in the household of Reuben HUNTER [50] in the 1920 United States census on 17 February 1920 in 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. She was an occupant at the residence of Reuben HUNTER [50] on 17 February 1920 in Rudyard, Chippewa, Michigan, United States: Section Street.



9. appeared in the household of Reuben HUNTER [50] in the 1930 United States census on 14 April 1930 in 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. She was an occupant at the residence of Reuben HUNTER [50] on 14 April 1930 in Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

11. On 21 March 1935 she had a residence in Dafter, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. According to the obituary of her father, Charles Pennington.

12. was an occupant at the residence of Reuben HUNTER [50] on 3 February 1938 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States: Route 3. 67 67 At the time of the birth of their daughter, Shirley Jean.



13. She appeared in the household of Reuben HUNTER [50] in the 1940 United States census on 10 April 1940 in Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 68 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 68 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. was an occupant at the residence of Reuben HUNTER [50] on 10 April 1940 in Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

15. On 7 January 1990 she had a residence in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.



16. She was buried at the Donaldson Cemetery in Dafter, Chippewa, Michigan, United States on 10 January 1990. Donaldson Cemetery Photos
Inscription: Hunter, Reuben, 1889 - 1956, Melinda, 1895 - 1990
Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States (Donaldson Presbyterian Cemetery, 13036 South M-129, Dafter, Michigan 49724, United States.)



17. Her obituary was published in the Soo Evening News on 12 January 1990 in 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] [MRIN: 5], son of William John HUNTER [144] and Hannah FOUNTAIN [145], on 1 January 1919 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.58 (Reuben HUNTER [50] was born on 4 August 1890 in De Tour Village, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 58,59,60,61, christened in , Chippewa, Michigan, United States,62 died on 2 November 1956 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 63 and was buried after 2 November 1956 in Dafter, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 64.). The cause of his death was Heart Failure.

  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. 63


  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.