JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Benjamin F. Melton

Benjamin F. MELTON, a well known farmer of Dodds Twp., died this 
morning at 12:25 o'clock after a period of serveral months ill health.  
Mr. MELTON was born February 12, 1862, in Dodds Twp., and was a son 
of the late Nathan MELTON and wife, and he spent his entire life in 
Jefferson County.

His health failed last November and since that time he had been practically 
an invalid, and confined to his home most of the time.   Mr. MELTON always 
engaged in general farming, in which he was a very successful, and was 
an industrious progressive farmer, an excellent citizen, and held in the 
highest respect by all who knew him.  A member of an old family, carefully 
rared for good citizenship and a useful life, he observed the teachings of 
excellent parents and lived an exemplary life reflecting credit alike on 
his parents and himself.  His influence was ever on the side of right.  
He was affiliated with the M. E. Church, and lived the religion he professed.

Mr. MELTON is survived by his widow and the following named children:  
Arthur and Ralph MELTON, Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Lee WHISENHUNT, Mt. Vernon, and 
Mrs. Lorene RANDOLPH, Spring Valley, IL.  The following brothers and sisters 
survive:  HEnry and Dan G. MELTON, Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Maude REINIGNER, Mt. Vernon, 
Mrs.. Nettie NORVELL, Hope, Ark.  Funeral services will be held at Hams Grove 
Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register News
Date: Saturday, August 10, 1929
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta
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