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Grace Mellen journals

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Identifier: MS 0570

Scope and Contents

The Grace Temple Mellen Journals primarily concern her experiences as a wife and mother from the time of her marriage in 1897 until her death in 1958. As a new wife, Mellen writes infrequently, fretting about becoming a "better girl" and describing the births of her children-five girls and two boys. As her children grow older, Mellen writes more frequently and discusses the health of her family members and the family's financial situation during the economic depression in the 1930s. She also refers to the time that her husband, Archie C. Mellen, spent in the Clifton Springs Sanitorium in Clifton Springs, New York after he suffered a nervous breakdown. She associated his breakdown with overwork on Joseph A. Skinner's farm in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Mellen mentions her enjoyment of social life in South Hadley, where many of her friends and family also live. She later laments her boredom when she and her husband move to New Lebanon, New York, where her husband raised hens and grew strawberries. The journals also reflect Mellen's reactions to World War II. She discusses her disapproval of United States assistance to Great Britain through the Lend-Lease Program. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, she expresses her continued condemnation of United States participation in a foreign war, stating that the economy at home is not strong enough. She also frequently worries about her sons and grandsons being drafted and about the future of the world. Mellen also consistently comments on aging and her health, anticipating her own death. She emphasizes not wanting to live to be as old as her mother, who died at age ninety-three after many years in the Northampton State Hospital where she suffered from senility. She frequently discusses her mother's illness throughout the journals. The journals also contain a copy of Archie C. Mellen's obituary and a number of Mellen's poems.

Dates

  • 1897-1958

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Biographical Note

Grace Temple was born in 1878. She married Archie Mellen in January of 1897, with whom she had five daughters and two sons. Archie worked for his father until 1911 and then worked on Mr. Skinner's poultry farm. In 1939 they bought a house in New Lebanon, New York, moved there in 1940, and set up a garden from which they sold strawberries.

Extent

1 boxes (Faculty/Staff)

Abstract

Mellen, Grace Temple, b. 1877; Housewife. Papers consist of journals commenting on her life as a mother and living on a farm. Chiefly describing the work of her husband on the farm owned by Joseph Skinner and the mental illnesses of her mother and husband, Archie C. Mellen.

Arrangement

Chronologically arranged.

Summary of Correspondence

Grace Temple's journal, which she started on February 6, 1897 when she was 19, describes her wedding just 1O days earlier. She thought 19 was young to be married but she doubted she would ever regret the step although it was not "love at first sight." She continued to write over the next 58 years until Archie's death in November 1955. Sometimes there are several entries in a year, other times there are long gaps. There are no entries at all, for instance, between 1920 and 1927.

The journal is a record of married life - the birth of five girls and then two boys, all but the last born at home. Archie told the doctor after five girls (1907) that if they kept up they would soon have enough to stock a female seminary. Archie first worked for his father on his milk route in South Hadley, then after it was sold in 1911, he ran a poultry farm (1500 chicks in 1928) for Mr. Skinner, a "wonderful man to work for." After boarding with Archie's family for a number of years, they bought a small home and then a few years later, they moved into one of Mr. Skinner's rental houses. Having her own home meant a great deal to Grace; she wrote in 1949 she hoped all her children would be able eventually to own their own homes. Archie worked long hours*and rarely took any time off; his health broke in 1928 and he went to Clifton Springs, New York, to recover. Grace boarded nearby at $25 a week to be near him.

Finally in 1939 Archie resigned from the poultry job and they bought a house in New Lebanon, New York, for $2400 furnished. It needed a lot of repair but by 1940 they were in their own home. Archie tended the garden and his new hen house with 300 chicks, and Grace took tourists, "took in washing", and helped with the strawberry crop; she pedaled 500-600 quarts "all over town!' in July of 1950.

Grace rarely referred to current affairs but she did mention the First War and then there are frequent comments about World War II when some of her grandchildren were in service. Neither she nor Archie voted for FDR in 1944 - Archie thought Roosevelt wanted to be dictator.

Over the span of almost 60 years Grace recorded the ups and downs of married life - the birth, childhood and marriage of her 7 children, the arrival of grandchildren, illnesses, the inevitable heartbreaking disappointments. It was a never-ending struggle to make ends meet through the Great Depression, two major wars, and natural disasters like the Flood of '36 and the hurricane of 1936 or the hailstones which ruined the strawberry crop in 1954.

Archie was content to be at home while Grace always craved a little excitement. Archie was a stern taskmaster about social occasions, but no matter how much Grace complained in her journal about the grind and lonesomeness and her wish for friends and company, she always ended by saying what a good man he was and how very hard he worked. * (i.e. out at 1 a.m. to peddle milk in 1900).

The journal touches Mount Holyoke history in four places. Mr. Skinner, College Trustee and benefactor of the College, was Archie's employer for over 25 years. Claire, the second daughter, worked in the College laundry (May 1918) at $11 week (in the office) and Thelma, the oldest girl, at $9 week. Aileen worked as a college telephone operator before her marriage, sometime around 1927. And Jim, the oldest son, married Elinor Dunnel, member of the Class of 1937, in May of 37.

Dates of Interest:

April 1958
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Archie's mother buried
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
George has appendicitis
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Claire has twins
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie hospitalized in Tampa
Grace & Archie go to Florida
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen has Janice
Grace suffers a stroke about the same time Archie dies
Archie (85) dies [Grace notes Mother 93 at death, Father 83 at death]
Archie's cancer spreads to throat and stomach
Grace's sister Maud dies
Last believed entry as Grace states that she is "81 this month"
Last dated entry in the Journal
Aileen's twins born
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Grace's sister Florence dies of "shock" [stroke]
Janice & Floyd move to mango
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
Archie's sister Minnie (Mrs. John) Day dies
Grace's mother dies at 93
Archie (80) hospitalized- prostate cancer
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Aileen has another girl
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Grace's father dies at 79
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Aileen has another girl
March 15, 1958
Archie's sister Minnie (Mrs. John) Day dies
Grace's mother dies at 93
Archie (80) hospitalized- prostate cancer
Grace's sister Florence dies of "shock" [stroke]
Janice & Floyd move to mango
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Grace's father dies at 79
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Aileen has another girl
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Aileen has another girl
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Aileen's twins born
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Last dated entry in the Journal
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Archie (85) dies [Grace notes Mother 93 at death, Father 83 at death]
Grace suffers a stroke about the same time Archie dies
Grace's sister Maud dies
Archie's cancer spreads to throat and stomach
Grace & Archie go to Florida
Archie hospitalized in Tampa
Aileen has Janice
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Claire has twins
First mention of Archie's depression
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
George has appendicitis
November (?) 1955
Grace suffers a stroke about the same time Archie dies
Aileen has Janice
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Grace & Archie go to Florida
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Grace's sister Maud dies
Archie hospitalized in Tampa
Archie (85) dies [Grace notes Mother 93 at death, Father 83 at death]
Archie's cancer spreads to throat and stomach
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Grace's father dies at 79
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Aileen has another girl
George has appendicitis
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Archie's mother buried
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Claire has twins
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Archie Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Archie (80) hospitalized- prostate cancer
Archie's sister Minnie (Mrs. John) Day dies
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
Grace's sister Florence dies of "shock" [stroke]
Janice & Floyd move to mango
Grace's mother dies at 93
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Aileen's twins born
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
November 16, 1955
Janice & Floyd move to mango
Grace's mother dies at 93
Archie (80) hospitalized- prostate cancer
Archie's sister Minnie (Mrs. John) Day dies
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Aileen has another girl
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace's sister Florence dies of "shock" [stroke]
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Aileen's twins born
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Grace's father dies at 79
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Aileen has another girl
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Archie (85) dies [Grace notes Mother 93 at death, Father 83 at death]
Archie's cancer spreads to throat and stomach
Archie's mother buried
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Claire has twins
George has appendicitis
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Aileen has Janice
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Archie hospitalized in Tampa
Grace's sister Maud dies
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Grace & Archie go to Florida
June 1955
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Grace's father dies at 79
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Aileen's twins born
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Aileen has another girl
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Archie's sister Minnie (Mrs. John) Day dies
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Archie (80) hospitalized- prostate cancer
Grace's mother dies at 93
Janice & Floyd move to mango
Grace's sister Florence dies of "shock" [stroke]
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen has Janice
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
First mention of Archie's depression
Claire has twins
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Archie's cancer spreads to throat and stomach
Grace's sister Maud dies
Archie hospitalized in Tampa
Grace & Archie go to Florida
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
George has appendicitis
First entry in Journal
Archie's mother buried
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Christmas 1957
Grace & Archie go to Florida
Archie hospitalized in Tampa
Grace's sister Maud dies
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Aileen has Janice
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Aileen's twins born
Archie's sister Minnie (Mrs. John) Day dies
Archie (80) hospitalized- prostate cancer
Grace's mother dies at 93
Janice & Floyd move to mango
Grace's sister Florence dies of "shock" [stroke]
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
George has appendicitis
First entry in Journal
Archie's mother buried
Claire has twins
First mention of Archie's depression
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace's father dies at 79
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Aileen has another girl
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
August 1951
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
George Temple Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Aileen has another girl
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace's father dies at 79
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Aileen's twins born
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
Grace's sister Florence dies of "shock" [stroke]
Janice & Floyd move to mango
Grace's mother dies at 93
Archie (80) hospitalized- prostate cancer
Archie's sister Minnie (Mrs. John) Day dies
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Grace & Archie go to Florida
Archie hospitalized in Tampa
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
George has appendicitis
Claire has twins
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
First mention of Archie's depression
Aileen has Janice
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie's mother buried
January 1951
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Aileen has Janice
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Grace & Archie go to Florida
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Claire has twins
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Archie's mother buried
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
George has appendicitis
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Aileen has another girl
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Archie's sister Minnie (Mrs. John) Day dies
Archie (80) hospitalized- prostate cancer
Janice & Floyd move to mango
Grace's mother dies at 93
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
Grace's sister Florence dies of "shock" [stroke]
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Aileen's twins born
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Grace's father dies at 79
October 28, 1953
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Claire has twins
First mention of Archie's depression
Aileen has Janice
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Grace's father dies at 79
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Aileen has another girl
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Aileen's twins born
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Aileen has another girl
Archie's sister Minnie (Mrs. John) Day dies
Grace's mother dies at 93
Archie (80) hospitalized- prostate cancer
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Grace's sister Florence dies of "shock" [stroke]
Janice & Floyd move to mango
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
August 1950 [or 51?]
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen has Janice
First mention of Archie's depression
Claire has twins
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Grace's mother dies at 93
Archie (80) hospitalized- prostate cancer
Grace's sister Florence dies of "shock" [stroke]
Janice & Floyd move to mango
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Aileen has another girl
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Grace's father dies at 79
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Aileen's twins born
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
First entry in Journal
Archie's mother buried
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
April 8, 1949
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Archie's mother buried
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
First mention of Archie's depression
Claire has twins
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen has Janice
Grace's mother dies at 93
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Janice & Floyd move to mango
Grace's sister Florence dies of "shock" [stroke]
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Aileen's twins born
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Aileen has another girl
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Grace's father dies at 79
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
George marries Ethel Gravlin
August 1948
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Aileen's twins born
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Aileen has another girl
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Grace's father dies at 79
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Aileen has another girl
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
George has appendicitis
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Archie's mother buried
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Claire has twins
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Aileen has Janice
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
Grace's sister Florence dies of "shock" [stroke]
Janice & Floyd move to mango
June 30, 1948
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Aileen's twins born
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Aileen has another girl
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace's father dies at 79
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Grace's sister Florence dies of "shock" [stroke]
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
George Temple Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Claire has twins
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen has Janice
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
First mention of Archie's depression
January 1946
First mention of Archie's depression
Claire has twins
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen has Janice
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Aileen has another girl
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Aileen's twins born
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Grace's father dies at 79
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Jim's Elinor has a nervous breakdown
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
January 23, 1947
Claire has twins
First mention of Archie's depression
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
George has appendicitis
First entry in Journal
Archie's mother buried
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Aileen has another girl
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Grace's father dies at 79
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Aileen's twins born
Janice has Daniel Kenneth (she married Floyd Locke)
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen has Janice
January 6, 1947
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Aileen's twins born
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Aileen has another girl
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Grace's father dies at 79
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Jim & Elinor have Elizabeth
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Aileen has Janice
George has appendicitis
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Claire has twins
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie's mother buried
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
January 27, 1947
Archie Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
George has appendicitis
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Archie's mother buried
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Claire has twins
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Aileen has Janice
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Aileen has another girl
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace & Archie's Golden Anniversary (50)
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Aileen's twins born
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Grace's father dies at 79
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
May 27, 1946
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Aileen has another girl
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Grace's father dies at 79
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Aileen's twins born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Aileen has another girl
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Grace's mother (89 or 90) to insane Hospital (When Thelma had Gerry, Gerry had 5 grandmothers)
Claire has twins
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Aileen has Janice
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
April 15, 1945
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen has Janice
First mention of Archie's depression
Claire has twins
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace's father dies at 79
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Aileen has another girl
George Temple Mellen is born
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Aileen's twins born
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Aileen has another girl
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Archie (87) hospitalized with pneumonia
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
December 1943
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Aileen has another girl
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace's father dies at 79
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Aileen's twins born
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Grace's mother to Rest Home (briefly)
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie's mother buried
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
George has appendicitis
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Aileen has Janice
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Claire has twins
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
November 1942
Aileen has Janice
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
First mention of Archie's depression
Claire has twins
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Aileen's twins born
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Grace's father dies at 79
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Aileen has another girl
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
July 24, 1939
Grace's father dies at 79
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
Archie & Grace buy house in New Lebanon
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Aileen has another girl
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Aileen has another girl
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen has Janice
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
First mention of Archie's depression
Claire has twins
August 1939
First mention of Archie's depression
Claire has twins
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen has Janice
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Thelma's husband in hospital; Gerry's daughter almost dies
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
Grace's father dies at 79
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Aileen has another girl
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
May 22, 1937
Aileen has another girl
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace's father dies at 79
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
James Mellen marries Elinor Dunnell
George Temple Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Claire has twins
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Aileen has Janice
March 1936
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Aileen has Janice
Grace's father dies at 79
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Aileen has another girl
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie's mother buried
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
George has appendicitis
Claire has twins
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
First mention of Archie's depression
1935
Thelma & Dick move to Limona (near Tampa)
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Aileen has another girl
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
First mention of Archie's depression
Claire has twins
Aileen has Janice
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
February 4, 1936
Aileen has Janice
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Claire has twins
First mention of Archie's depression
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
George has appendicitis
First entry in Journal
Archie's mother buried
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Aileen has another girl
February 29, 1936
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Claire has twins
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Archie's mother buried
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
George has appendicitis
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Aileen has another girl
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
George marries Ethel Gravlin
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen has Janice
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
March 1934
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
First mention of Archie's depression
Aileen has Janice
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie's mother buried
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Claire has twins
George has appendicitis
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Grace has surgery for Gall stones
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
January 1932
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Archie's mother buried
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
George has appendicitis
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Aileen has another girl
Beatrice diagnosed with TB (2 years in Hosp.)
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
First mention of Archie's depression
Claire has twins
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen has Janice
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
April 12, 1930
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen has Janice
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
First mention of Archie's depression
Claire has twins
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Aileen has another girl
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
August 20, 1929
Beatrice has Shirley Louise
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Archie's mother buried
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Aileen has Janice
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Claire has twins
George has appendicitis
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
February 23, 1929
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Aileen has Janice
Hilda marries Holger Lerche
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Claire has twins
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
Archie's mother buried
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
George has appendicitis
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
July 1928
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Archie's mother buried
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
George has appendicitis
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
First mention of Archie's depression
Claire has twins
Aileen has Janice
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
October 16, 1928
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
George Temple Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie's mother buried
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
George has appendicitis
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Thelma has Herbert Sidney
Claire has twins
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
First mention of Archie's depression
September 1928
First mention of Archie's depression
Archie in Sanatorium (6 weeks) with nervous breakdown
George has appendicitis
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Claire has twins
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
June 1928
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Claire has twins
First mention of Archie's depression
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
George has appendicitis
First entry in Journal
Archie's mother buried
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
June 22, 1928
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Claire has twins
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Archie's mother buried
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
George has appendicitis
Spring 1928
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Archie's mother buried
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
George has appendicitis
Aileen (pregnant) is hit by a truck
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
George Temple Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
August 6, 1927
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
George has appendicitis
Note that Grace's mother is now 72, 2 or 3 months older than father
Archie's mother buried
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
April 1927
George has appendicitis
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Archie's mother buried
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
October 1919
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
Archie's mother buried
First entry in Journal
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Thelma marries Dick Dowd
January 15, 1910
Archie's mother buried
Archie Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
George Temple Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Grace suffers a miscarriage
February 6, 1897
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Archie Mellen is born
First entry in Journal
January 27, 1897
Grace suffers a miscarriage
George Temple Mellen is born
Grace Temple (19) marries Archie Mellen (26)
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
January 1916
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Temple is born
George Temple Mellen is born
Archie Mellen is born
Grace suffers a miscarriage
July 15, 1914
George Temple Mellen is born
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
August 26, 1911
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
George Edward Mellen is born (died October 12, 1911 - age 6 weeks)
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
June 14, 1910
Aileen Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
James Colister Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Archie Mellen is born
May 1, 1907
Aileen Mellen is born
Beatrice May Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
September 12, 1904
Aileen Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Archie Mellen is born
Temple is born
September 27, 1902
Archie Mellen is born
Hilda Carmena Mellen is born
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
November 15, 1900
Claire Erna Mellen is born
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
August 1899
Grace has a stillbirth
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
April 9, 1898
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
Thelma Theresa Mellen is born
April 10, 1877 Grace
Temple is born
Archie Mellen is born
June 19, 1871
Archie Mellen is born
By: CR Ludwig

April 1993
Title
Mellen journals, 1897-1958.
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Status
Edited Full Draft
Date
© 2003
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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