Sylvia Melton (1906 - 1978)

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Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

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Karen v. (Melton) Sherrod

Karen v. (Melton) Sherrod

Mary Lou Melton

Mary Lou Melton

Kyle B Melton

Kyle B Melton

Cleopatra W Melton

Cleopatra W Melton

James M Melton

James M Melton

Jimmie Stevenson Melton.

Jimmie Stevenson Melton.

James Troy Melton

James Troy Melton

lydia anne melton

lydia anne melton

Isiah Melton & Tricia Measels Lawson, FL

Isiah Melton & Tricia Measels Lawson, FL

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Melton-Willard Families

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Grover Cleveland and Martha Melton Wedding

Grover Cleveland and Martha Melton Wedding

Dora Shelton Melton

Dora Shelton Melton

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Melton Family with Key Karen v. (Melton) Sherrod Mary Lou Melton Kyle B Melton

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1906 - In the year that Sylvia Melton was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

1922 - When she was 16 years old, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

1948 - She was 42 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

1954 - When she was 48 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.

1978 - In the year of Sylvia Melton's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Sylvia Melton died in January 1978 at 71 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on November 10, 1906. We are unaware of information about Sylvia's family. We know that Sylvia Melton had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.

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