Edmund Simmons "Dick" Mellard (1911 - 1979)

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Edmund Simmons Mellard
1911 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Edmund Simmons "Dick" Mellard, father to 3 children, was born on November 20, 1911 in Jedburg, South Carolina. He married Bessie Walters, and they gave birth to Deloris Faye Mellard, Carolyn Jean Mellard, and William Herman Mellard. He died on December 15, 1979 in South Carolina at 68 years old. We know that Edmund Simmons "Dick" Mellard had been residing in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina 29407.


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Edmund Simmons Mellard was born on in Jedburg, Dorchester County, South Carolina United States


Edmund Simmons Mellard died on in Charleston County, South Carolina United States

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heart attack

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at Live Oak Cemetery, in Charleston, South Carolina United States


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Southern Methodist

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Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina 29407


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mail carrier contractor

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Bessie Henrietta Mellard
Mar 25, 1901 - Sep 23, 1986
North Charleston, SC



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MELLARD - Entered into eternal rest on December 15, 1979, Edmund Simmons Mellard. Residence 43 Lolandra Ave., Charleston, S.C. Funeral notice later. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc.

Edmund Simmons Mellard of 43 Lolandra Ave., a mail carrier contractor, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Stuhr's.

Mr. Mellard was born Nov. 20, 1911, at Jedburg, a son of the late Walker Henry Mellard and Mrs. Margaret Sanders Mellard. He was a member of the West Ashley Southern Methodist Church and was a Mason.

Surviving are: his widow, Mrs. Bessie Walters Mellard of Charleston; three brothers, W.S. Mellard of Charleston, R.L. Mellard of Moncks Corner and J.C. Mellard of North Charleston; a son, the Rev. Wiliam H. Mellard of Wausaw, Wis.; two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Marino of Atlanta and Mrs. Faye M. Glover of Charleston.

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1911 - 1979 World Events

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In 1911, in the year that Edmund Simmons "Dick" Mellard was born, the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1939, at the age of 28 years old, Edmund Simmons was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1942, he was 31 years old when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1954, when he was 43 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1979, in the year of Edmund Simmons "Dick" Mellard's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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William A Mellard
Jun 12, 1909 - Jun 7, 1989
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Walker S Mellard
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John Mellard
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Robert Edwin Mellard
Jan 19, 1924 - Mar 11, 2011
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James W Mellard
Dec 4, 1921 - Jan 2, 1995
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David Loyless Mellard
Apr 19, 1922 - May 11, 2011
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R L Mellard
Sep 17, 1931 - Mar 15, 1993
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Mar 25, 1901 - Sep 23, 1986
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John Calhoun Mellard
Sep 9, 1907 - Dec 24, 1989
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Grady Mellard
Jun 10, 1918 - December 1985
Saint George, South Carolina
William Lee Mellard
Jun 19, 1925 - Nov 10, 2008
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Eugene Mellard
Feb 20, 1908 - April 1974
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Mary Lena Mellard
Sep 7, 1925 - Aug 18, 2006
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John Mellard
Jun 9, 1871 - June 1965
South Carolina
Charles W Mellard
Oct 2, 1923 - June 1993
Rutherfordton, NC
Shillie Mellard
Oct 15, 1888 - June 1984
Summerville, South Carolina
W F Mellard
Apr 3, 1928 - Jun 15, 1989

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