Melvin William 8 BIGELOW

15337.A58      Melvin William 8 BIGELOW, son of  Cornelius 7 ( William F. 6 ( Noah 5, Cornelius 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John 1 and Rosannah (OSTERHOUT) BIGELOW, was born at New Haven, Gratiot co., MI on 23 December 1881.  They were divorced in 1913 and each remarried.  Melvin married 1900 Gertrude Ladd who was born 23 December 1881.  They were divorced in 1913 and each remarried.  Melvin married (2) on 15 April 1917 Cynthia Sexton who was born 02 June 1897 in Carter co., KY.  She was the daughter of Stephen and Mary Jane (     ) Sexton.  Melvin's divorced wife married Norman Buchan and died 25 April 1971.  Melvin died at Rexton, MI on 29 July 1939 - Cynthia on 21 January 1960.  Both Melvin and his second wife, Cynthia are buried at Caffey, MI.

Children of Melvin and Gertrude (Ladd) Bigelow, born at Gladwin, Gladwin, MI.

15337.A581t     Earl Eugene, b 26 June 1903; d 26 Apr 1988 Stanton, MI; m 14 Nov 1928 Bertha Marie Beaudouin; 4 children. (see pic)

15337.A582t     Frank J., b 23 Jan 1905; d 03/04 Apr 1973 St. Ignace, MI; m Belle McPhail; 2 children. (see pic)

Children of Melvin and Cynthia (Sexton) Bigelow:

15337.A583      Norma, b 05 July 1919 Germfask, MI; d ____ ; m 03 Mar 1938 Robert H. Mihlader; res Naubinway, MI; 3 children. (see below)

15337.A584      Virginia, b 03 Dec 1922 Rexton, MI; d ____ ; m (1) 03 Nov 1938 Ted Sonner, 3 children; and m (2) 30 Sept 1984 Carl Guthrie; res. TN.

15337.A585t     Frank Earl, b 20 Mar 1924 Caffey, MI; d ____ ; m (1) Patricia Shelton, 3 children and m (2) Donna Litzner, 3 children.

15337.A586t     Ethel Marie, b 08 Sept 1926 Fiborn Quarry, MI; d 01 Apr 1970, bur Mt. Clemens, MI; m (1) John Johnson, no children and m (2) Robert Strader, 7 children.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 385;
Research done by Bigelow Society historian/genealogist and correspondence between her and descendants.
New Note 03/20/07:
Thought I would share some pictures in case you wish to use them for your website.

15337.A581t     Earl Eugene, b 26 June 1903; d 26 Apr 1988 Stanton, MI;  And

15337.A582t     Frank J. b 23 Jan 1905; d 03 Apr 1973 St. Ignace, MI;

This picture is from around the time that there dad Melvin married his 2nd wife Cynthia Sexton in 1917.
I met both of these fine men. Uncle Frank lived about 5 miles from us.
If you like the pictures and would like more please just let me know.
Bob Montgomery

Date: 04/05/05
From: John Lekki

Hello Rod,
My mom (Helen Lekki) has let me know about the Bigelow family genealogy,
that I guess is two volumes, from looking at the website. My grandmother
was Norma Mihlader (Bigelow was her maiden name) and so I am very interested
in this genealogy. Is it still available and if so how can I get a copy?
I think my mom has some updates that she would like to add to the genealogy
(at least to the copy she saw). Should she contact you to do that?
The Bigelow Society website is very interesting. I was glad to spend some
time reading the family history and would like to learn more.
John Lekki

New Note:
From: Bob Montgomery
Hi Rod,
My name is Bob Montgomery and decedent of Melvin Bigelow (8) =mel87a58.htm
I would like to join the bigelowsociety if I could. Thanks Bob

Modified - 06/30/2010
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