George Ellsworth Smallwood
(1890-1964)
Martha Jane Chapman
(1897-1992)
Melba Mary Smallwood
(1920-2013)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Robert Borner Van Alstine
2. Jerome A. Beicher

Melba Mary Smallwood 1 3 4 5

  • Born: 2 Sep 1920, Favor, , AB, CAN 1 5
  • Marriage (1): Robert Borner Van Alstine on 28 Aug 1940 in Spanaway, Pierce, WA, USA 1
  • Marriage (2): Jerome A. Beicher on 16 Nov 1968 in , Ventura, CA, USA 2
  • Died: 16 Jan 2013, Fallon, Churchill, NV, USA at age 92 5
  • Buried: Fernley: Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Lyon, NV, USA 5

   FamilySearch ID: LK52-C84.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Elk Plain, Pierce, WA, USA. 6 The 1930 census recorded on Ehlers Road: George E. Smallwood, farmer, 39, living with wife Martha J., 33; Leonard, 13; Harold, 11; and Melba, 7. George was born in Nebraska, his father in Illinois, and mother in Iowa. Martha and her father were born in Iowa and her mother in Canada. Their children were born in Canada.

2. Residence: in 1939 in Vancouver, , BC, CAN. 7

3. Arrival: 6 Jun 1939, in Blaine, Whatcom, WA. 7

4. Census in 1940 in Tacoma, Pierce, WA. 8 The 1940 census recorded Melba Smallwood, maid, single, 19, born in Canada, living in the household of John F. Buchanan, 35, and his family.

5. She was naturalized on 19 Nov 1947 in Tacoma, Pierce, WA. 1

6. Residence: Rt. 1 Box 184-D-1, Spanaway, WA on 19 Nov 1947 in Spanaway, Pierce, WA, USA. 1

7. Residence: 2633 Rice Rd., Fallon, NV 89406 from 1993 to 2008 in Fallon, Churchill, NV, USA. 3


Melba married Robert Borner Van Alstine on 28 Aug 1940 in Spanaway, Pierce, WA, USA.1 (Robert Borner Van Alstine was born on 2 Feb 1919 in Okatokea, , AB, CAN,1 9 died on 2 Jul 1965 in Ventura, Ventura, CA 9 and was buried in Ventura: Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, CA, USA 9.)


Melba next married Jerome A. Beicher, son of Paul Stewart Beicher and Marie Catherine Duffey, on 16 Nov 1968 in , Ventura, CA, USA.2 (Jerome A. Beicher was born on 6 Sep 1942 in Racine, Racine, WI 3.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, U.S., Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972, Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 1890-1957; Microfilm Serial: M1542; Microfilm Roll: 152. Melba Mary Van Alstine.

2 Ancestry.com, California, U.S., Marriage Index, 1960-1985 (State of California. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V62H-CFW Jerome A Beicher and Melba M Smallwood, 16 Nov 1968.

3 FamilySearch.org, United States Public Records Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KRR1-VZY Jerome A Beicher, Residence, Fallon, Nevada, United States.

4 Ancestry.com, California, U.S., Marriage Index, 1960-1985 (State of California. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.).

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=106438914.

6 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Elk Plain, Pierce, Washington; Roll: 2509; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0026; Image: 863.0; FHL microfilm: 2342243.

7 Ancestry.com, U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 (National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Blaine, Washington, 1924-1956.), Melba Mary Smallwood, age 18.

8 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K93L-H46 Melba Smallwood in household of John F Buchanan, Ward 1, Tacoma, Tacoma Election Precinct, Pierce, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 42-9, sheet 4B, family 118.

9 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=109622022.



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