Julia Anna Melching (1885-1983)

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Julia Anna Melching Wells
Melching,Julia.jpg
Born: 15 Jun 1885 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Died: 17 Aug 1983 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: August Frank Melching
Mother: Augusta Phenora Melching
Siblings: Augusta Christina Melching
Henry William Melching
Elizabeth Melching
Emma Wilhelmine Melching
August Carl Melching
Lena F. Melching
Lillian Helen Melching
Elsie Susan Melching
Julia Anna Melching
Matilda Catherine Melching
Frederick Melching
Baby Melching
Spouse: Albert Edward Wells
Married: 21 Nov 1906 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Eleanor Wells
Albert L. Wells
Carol Mae Wells

Julia Anna Melching was born 15 June 1885 in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Her parents are August Frank Melching and Augusta Phenora Melching.

Her brothers and sisters are Augusta Christina, Henry William, Elizabeth, Emma Wilhelmine, August Carl, Lena F., Lillian Helen, Elsie Susan, Matilda Catherine, Frederick and Baby Melching.

Julia married Albert Edward Wells on the 21st of November, 1906 in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Their children are Eleanor Wells, Albert L. Wells and Carol Mae Wells.

Julia died 17 August 1983 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan.

Obituary

Petoskey News-Review, Tuesday, 16 Aug 1983:

Julia A. Wells, 98

Funeral services for Julia A. Wells, 98, of Harbor Springs, will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Schiller-Gillian Funeral Chapel in Harbor Springs. Rev. Rebecca Clokey will officiate and burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Harbor Springs.

Mrs. Wells died Aug. 15, 1983, at Emmet County Medical Care Facility.

The former Julia a. Melching was born June 15, 1885, on Harbor Point where her father was the first caretaker. She attended Harbor Springs schools and in November 1906 was married to Albert E. Wells in Harbor Springs. Mr. Wells preceded her in death in 1965.

Mrs. Wells was an active member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs and the Emmet Rebekah Lodge where she had received her 50-year pin.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Rasmussen of Harbor Springs; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at Schiller-Gillian Funeral Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Sources

  • Birth: Emmet Co., Michigan, Birth Record:
Melching, Julia
Born: 15 June 1885, female, legit., white
Born: Harbor Springs
Parents reside in Harbor Springs
Mother: Augusta Melching, b. Germany
Father: August Melching, Laborer, b. Germany
  • 1900 Federal Census, Little Traverse Twp., Emmet, Michigan
Melching, August
, Julia, daughter, white, female, June 1885,14, single, MI, Ger, Ger, at school, 9
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Marriages Vol. 4 page 310 #178
Bride: Julia Melching
Age: 21, white
Residence: Harbor Springs
Birth Place: Michigan
Father: A. F. Melching
Mother: A. Melching
Date: 21 November 1906 at Harbor Springs
By: Arthur M. Elliott, Clergyman
Groom: Albert E. Wells
Age: 22, white
Residence: Cadillac
Birth Place: Michigan
Occupation: Telephone Operator
Father: C. D. Wells
Mother: Clara E. Bartlett
Witnesses: Elsie Melching, A. J. Cole both of Harbor Springs.
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
WELLS, Albert E. & MELCHING, Julia
Date: 11/21/1906
Liber: 3
Folio: 310
  • 1910 Federal Census, Little Traverse Twp., Emmet, Michigan, Traverse Street, 212
Wells, Albert E.
, Julia, wife, 24, married1, MI, Ger, Ger
  • 1920 Federal Census, Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
Wells, Albert E.
, Julia, wife, female, white, 35, married, MI, Hanover Ger, Hanover, Ger
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search Deaths:
WELLS, Julia A.
Date: 8/15/1983
Liber: 1983
Folio: 323
Place of Death: Harbor Springs, Michigan
Lakeview cemetery, Harbor Springs
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Wells, Julia
Birth Date: 15 Jun 1885
Death Date: Aug 1983
Social Security Number: 374-32-8576
State Number Was Issued: Michigan
Death Residence Zip Code: 49740
Localities: Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
Wells, Albert, no dates, Sec I Lot-24
Wells, Julie
Died: Aug 17, 1983
Sec: I
Lot: 24
  • Howse, Joanne Marie Heinz. Howse Best-Mar26,2005.paf file