Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday's Obituary

Melissa Carolyn Oldham Boyd was my 2G Grandmother (b. 22 September 1833, Shelby county, Alabama, d. 7 April 1903, Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama). She has always fascinated me. Orphaned at an early age and then having to be separated from her siblings as they were sent to different relatives to be raised. She was married before her seventeenth birthday and had six children. This is her obituary from an unknown newspaper.

Posted and submitted by Ron Setzer

1 comment:

  1. "excellent woman" - love the writing back in the day. Lots of clues in this obit. My husband's great-grandmother was orphaned at age 9 and had similar life events at your 2G grandmother.


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