Martyn Family History

Scott H. Martyn
1340 N. Astor St., Unit 2407
Chicago, IL  60610
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John Dobray PENNINGTON [256]
(1820-1903)
Ann WAKELY [257]
(1823-1910)
George DAVEY [146]
(1838-1898)
Huldah CORY [147]
(1839-1910)
Charles PENNINGTON [142]
(1860-1935)
Melinda DAVEY [143]
(1862-1899)

Melinda PENNINGTON [51]
(1895-1990)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Reuben HUNTER [50] [L62D-XZS]

Melinda PENNINGTON [51] 61,67

  • Born: 19 December 1895, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 66,67
  • Marriage (1): Reuben HUNTER [50] [L62D-XZS] on 1 January 1919 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 57
  • Died: 7 January 1990, Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States at age 94 61,68
  • Buried: 10 January 1990, Dafter, Chippewa, Michigan, United States

   FamilySearch ID: LZFT-F3Q.

  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. 69
Issued 1959
Last Residence: 49783 (Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa, MI)

2. Residence, 1910, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 70

3. Residence, 1920, Rudyard, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 70



4. Census: 1901 British, 31 March 1901, Woolfardisworthy, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. 1901_UK_Woolfardisworthy_56-1



5. Travel: to the port of Quebec on the Tunisian, 6 June 1901. 71 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



6. Census: 1920 United States, 17 February 1920, Rudyard, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1920_MI_Chippewa_11_29_05b



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

Melinda was living with her Father, Charles Pennington, her Step-mother, Mary Jane, and her siblings (and half-siblings), Norman C., Leola, Howard J., Francis, and Huldah.



8. Census: 1930 United States, 14 April 1930. 1930_MI_Chippewa_17-2_2_02a
Bruce, Chippewa, Michigan, United States

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

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



11. Census: 1940 United States, 10 April 1940. 65 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

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



13. 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



14. 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] [L62D-XZS] [MRIN: 5], son of William John HUNTER [144] [9XJ4-GLW] and Hannah FOUNTAIN [145] [KN6V-FFT], on 1 January 1919 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.57 (Reuben HUNTER [50] [L62D-XZS] was born on 4 August 1890 in De Tour Village, Chippewa, Michigan, United States,57,58,59,60 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.