Lillian Helen Melching (1881-1963)

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Lillian Helen Melching Moore
Born: 28 May 1881 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Died: 16 Aug 1963 Emmet Co., 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: Frank Leslie Moore
Married: 28 Sep 1903 Emmet Co., Michigan
Children: Leslie Moore

Lillian Helen Melching was born May 28, 1881 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan to August Frank Melching and Augusta Phenora Melching.

Her siblings are Augusta Christina, Henry William, Elizabeth, Emma Wilhelmine, August Carl, Lena F., Elsie Susan, Julia Anna, Matilda Catherine, Frederick and Baby Melching.

Lena married Frank Leslie Moore on September 28, 1903 in Emmet Co., Michigan.

They had a child, Leslie Moore.

Lillian died August 16, 1963 in Emmet County, Michigan. She is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Harbor Springs, Michigan.


Petoskey News Review, Saturday, August 17, 1963:

Rites Monday for Mrs. Moore

Services for Mrs. Frank (Lillian) Moore, 82, former Harbor Springs resident who died last night at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Detroit after an illness of one week, will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Erwin Funeral Parlors. Rev. Donald Drew of the Presbyterian Church will be in charge and burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery.

She was born Lillian Melching May 28, 1881 at Harbor Springs. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. August Melching. She attended Harbor Springs public schools and was married Sept. 28, 1903 at Harbor Springs to Frank Moore who died July 23, 1961. They observed their golden wedding in Harbor Springs in 1953. For over 50 years they had lived in Detroit.

Surviving is the only son, Leslie, with whom she made her home; four sisters, Mrs. Jess Hill, Mrs. Lewis (sic) Stewart. Mrs. A.E. Wells and Maurice Powers all of Harbor Springs.

Friends may call from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Erwin Funeral Parlors.


  • Nickname: Lillie
  • Melching Family Bible, copy given to Arnold L. Howse
  • Birth: Emmet County, Michigan, Birth Record:
Name: Melching, Lillian
Born: 28 May 1881, female, legit., white
Born at: Harbor Springs
Parents reside: Harbor Springs
Mother: Augusta Melching, b. Germany
Father: August Melching, Laborer, b. Germany
  • 1900 Federal Census, Little Traverse Twp., Emmet, Michigan:
Melching, August
, Lillis, daughter, white, female, May 1881, 19, single, MI, Ger, Ger
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
MOORE, Frank W. & MELCHING, Lillian H.
Date: 9/28/1903
Liber: 3
Folio: 186
Moore, Lillian Helen
Died: Aug 16, 1963
Sec: D
Lot: 48