Ella May Melrath1

#29150, (1 December 1876 - 11 September 1963)


Franklin Bedford Jr. b. 1875, d. 1940
Children 1.Eugenie Bedford5 (1913 - 2003)
 2.Ellen Bedford6 (1915 - 1919)
Her married name was Bedford. 
Birth*1 December 1876She was born on 1 December 1876 at Calvert, Cecil Co., MarylandG.1 
Marriage*1912She married Franklin Bedford Jr., son of Franklin Bedford and Olive Antoinette Tremper, in 1912 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.2 
16 January 1920She and Franklin Bedford Jr. appeared on the census of 16 January 1920 at 174 Walnut Street, Meadville, Crawford Co., PennsylvaniaG.3 
24 April 1940She appeared on the census of 24 April 1940 at Casswago Street, Venango, Crawford Co., PennsylvaniaG.4 
Death*11 September 1963She died on 11 September 1963 at San Rosario Hospital, Cambridge Springs, Crawford Co., PennsylvaniaG, at age 86.1 


  1. [S2460] Pennsylvania, Birth Certificates, 1906-1967, online Ancestry.com, Year 1963, Cert. No. 088027-63. Ella Melrath Bedford, b. Calvert MD 1 Dec 1876, dau. of Lewis T Melrath and Sophia Catherine Kirk; wid. of Franklin Bedford, housewife, res. 352 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs PA; d. San Rosario [Nursing Home], Cambridge Springs, Crawford Co. PA, 11 Sep 1963, age 81, carcinoma colon; inf. Mrs. Frank Grippe, Cambridge Springs PA; bur. Saegertown Cemetery, Hayfield Twp., Crawford Co. PA.
  2. [S1575] Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951, online FamilySearch.com, Franklin Bedford and Ella M Melrath, marr. Philadelphia PA 1912, Lic. No. 289753.
  3. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Franklin (45), b. IL, father b. Canada, mother b. IN, oil co. commercial traveler; Ella M (43), b. MD, parents b. PA.
  4. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Ella M (63), wid., b. MD, res. same house in 1935.
  5. [S1411] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online Ancestry.com, Eugenie M Bedford Hodgson, b. Philadelphia PA 27 Mar 1917, dau. of Franklin Bedford and Ella May Melrath, d. 30 Aug 2003.
  6. [S1570] Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1963/1964/1966: File No. 58755, Reg. No. 96. Ellen Bedford, b. Erie Co. PA 2 Dec 1915, dau. of Franklin Bedford, b. Rachell IL, and Ella May Melrath, b. Brick Meeting House MD; d. 388 N. Main St., Meadville, Crawford Co. MD, 4 May 1919, age 3y 5m 2d, scarlet fever; bur. Saegertown Cemetery, Crawford Co. PA, 6 May 1919, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, online Ancestry.com.