Betty (Poynton) Melville (1922 - 2004)

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Betty Betty (Poynton) Melville
1922 - 2004
updated February 06, 2019
Betty Poynton Melville, mother to 2 children, was born on January 5, 1922. She was born into the Poynton family and married into the Melville family. She was born to George Fredrick Poynton and Margaret Ann Somerville, with siblings Colin and Margaret. Betty married Arthur Robins Melville, and they gave birth to Barry George Melville and Allan James Melville. She died on August 19, 2004 at age 82. We know that Betty Poynton Melville had been residing in Ferntree Gully Victoria, in Mentone, Australia.


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in Lilydale, Yarra Ranges Shire County, VIC Australia 3140



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Ferntree Gully Victoria, in Mentone, Australia


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Betty Poynton Melville & Arthur Robins Melville

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Arthur Robins Melville
Born: around Feb 5, 1923
Mentone, Australia


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Died: 1948
Mentone, Australia


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Betty Poynton Melville, mother to 2 children, passed away on August 19, 2004 at age 82. She was buried in Lilydale, VIC Australia. She was born on January 5, 1922. She was born to George Fredrick Poynton and Margaret Ann Somerville, with siblings Colin and Margaret. Betty married Arthur Robins Melville, and they gave birth to Barry George Melville and Allan James Melville. We know that Betty Poynton Melville had been residing in Ferntree Gully Victoria, in Mentone, Australia.
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In 1922, in the year that Betty Poynton Melville was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1956, at the age of 34 years old, Betty was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1972, when she was 50 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1985, when she was 63 years old, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

In 1999, when she was 77 years old, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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