Mabel Alice Adams (1886-1950)

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Mabel Alice Adams
Born: 7 Feb 1886 Canada
Died: 28 Feb 1950 Clearwater, Florida
Father: John Adams
Mother: Elizabeth Winters
Siblings: Mabel Alice Adams
Spouse: Henry William Melching
Married: 20 Nov 1915 Petoskey, Michigan

Death Notice

Petoskey Evening News, Tuesday, February 28, 1950:

Mrs. Melching
Dies In Florida

HARBOR SPRINGS -- Mrs. Mable Melching, about 65, of Harbor Springs died today at MortonPlant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla. She was en route north from Texas and suffered a stroke on Friday in Clearwater.

The body will be sent to Harbor Springs and funeral arrangements will be made later.


Petoskey Evening News, Wednesday, March 1, 1950:

Mrs. Melching
Dies Tuesday

HARBOR SPRINGS -- Mable Melching, 64, the former Mable Adams, died Tuesday morning at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla., where she was taken when she became ill on Friday.

She was born in Canda, February 7, 1886, and resided at 138 West Bay street, Harbor Springs. When she became ill she was en route north after visiting Texas and Florida. She came from Manistee when a young girl and was married November 20, 1915, to Henry Melching, deceased, who was bookkeeper at the Melching Boat Works for many years.

Surviving is an adopted son, John, of Harbor Springs, a student at Houston Texas College, and a stepson, Wilbur Melching of Harbor Springs.

Mrs. Melching was a member of the Episcopal church, OES and Auxiliary to the American Legion. Funeral arrangements will be made upon arrival of the body here.

Petoskey Evening News, Thursday, March 2, 1950:

Melching Rites
Are Planned

HARBOR SPRINGS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mable Melching will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the home at 138 West Bay street. The Rev. Carl Hoch of the Episcopal Church will conduct the services. Interment will be at the Lake View cemetery. The body will be at the home on Sunday where friends may call.

For many years Mrs. Melching was bookkeeper at the Melching Boat Works in Harbor Springs which was owned by her husband, now deceased.


  • Name variant: Powers [Howse Best-Mar26,2005.paf]
  • Birth variant: 1886 [Melching Descendants File]
MELCHING, Henry W. & ADAMS, Mabel
Date: 11/20/1915
Liber: 4
Folio: 158
  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925
Groom's Name: Henry W. Melching
Groom's Age: 40 years
Groom's Birth Date: 1875
Groom's Birthplace: Ohio
Bride's Name: Mabel Adams
Bride's Age: 30 years
Bride's Birth Date: 1885
Bride's Birthplace: Canada
Marriage Date: 20 Nov 1915
Marriage Place: Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan
Groom's Father: A. F. Melching
Groom's Mother: Augusta Melching
Bride's Father: John Adams
Bride's Mother: Elizabeth Winters
Film Number: 2342710
Digital Folder Number: 4209133
Image Number: 80
Reference Number: v 2 p 98 rn 169
  • 1930 Federal Census, Harbor Springs Village, Emmet, Michigan
Melching, Henry W.
, Mabel A., wife, female, white, 44, married at 30, Can, Can, Can,
, John H., ---, male, white, 15, single, MI, US, US
Adams, William H., nephew, male, white, 7, single, MI, MI, MI

MELCHING, Mabel Adams Date: 2/28/1950 Liber: OC Folio: 9999 Place of Death: Clearwater, Florida

Melching, Mabel, d. Mar 6, 1950, Sec I Lot-10