Mellie V. Brown
b. 18 January 1903, d. 23 November 2005
- Mellie V. Brown was born on 18 January 1903 in Viola, Stone County, Missouri.
- Jacob Perry Brown and Rhoda (?) appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Walkers Prarie Precinct, Stevens County, Washington. Other members of the household included Mellie V. Brown. Also in the household were daughters Oda (age 9) and Bertha (1), not yet recorded.
- Jacob Perry Brown and Rhoda (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Stevens County, Washington, 1920 WA Stevens
Jacob R Brown & Rhoda M Brown. Other members of the household included Mellie V. Brown.
- She married Thurlow Samuel Williams, son of Samuel Deveaux Williams and Johanna Stahle, in October 1922 in Coeur d' Alene, Kootenai, Idaho.
- Johanna Stahle Williams Gaertner was photographed about 1926 surrounded by many members of her large family.
- Thurlow Samuel Williams and Mellie V. Brown appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, at 2018 Nebraska.
- Thurlow Samuel Williams and Mellie V. Brown appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Spokane, Washington, at 218 Nebraska.
- Mellie V. Brown became a widow at the 21 July 1955 death of her husband Thurlow Samuel Williams.
- Mellie V. Brown died on 23 November 2005 at age 102 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.
- She was interred at Tumtum, Stevens County, Washington.
- The following appeared on 27 November 2005 in The Spokesman-Review: Mellie Williams (age 102), of Spokane, WA, passed away November 23, 2005 in Spokane. Mellie was born January 18, 1903 in Viola, Missouri, the daughter of Jacob and Rhoda (Turner) Perry. At the age of three months her family moved from Missouri to a homestead on Happy Hill (aka Brown's Mountain) near Ford, Washington in southern Stevens County. For several years her family lived either on the farm or
in the nearby town of Springdale. Mellie graduated from Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane in 1921. She married Thurlow Samuel Williams in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho in October 1922. In 1941 Mellie started working at the main post office in Spokane. The couple lived in Spokane until 1948 when they bought the store at Wawawai, WA, where Mellie was appointed postmaster. After selling the store in 1954, the couple traveled for a time. They settled in their home near Tum Tum, WA. After Thurlow passed away at their home in July 1955 Mellie worked for a time at the store at Ford, WA. She worked at the central sorting plant of the post office in Spokane until her retirement in 1968. Mellie was a member of The Church of Our Saviour, served as a commissioner of the cemetery board, and was a precinct committee woman. Mrs. Williams is survived by her son Stanley T. Williams and wife Tessa of Spokane, daughter Eileen M. Broomell and husband Jim of Seattle, and daughter Doris Coble of Onalaska, WA; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, along with five nieces and one nephew. Mellie was a few weeks short of her 103rd birthday and she will be very much missed by her whole family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana, Spokane, WA 99207. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 1:00 PM at the Tum Tum Cemetery, Tum Tum, WA. Arrangements are under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, N. 1306 Monroe, Spokane, WA.
- Last Edited: 24 Feb 2014