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James C. Melvin

Born:Apr 17 1848
Died:Jan 19 1915 (at age 66)
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Clara M. Melvin (born Wilbur)
His wife
Asa Davis Melvin
His father
Caroline Melvin (born Heald)
His mother
Asa Heald Melvin
His brother
John Heald Melvin
His brother
Samuel Melvin
His brother
Mary Heald Melvin
His sister
Caroline Melvin
His sister
  

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Birth: Apr. 17, 1848
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1915
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

James was one of four brothers who all fought in the Civil War and was the only one to return. Because of this, James commissioned the design of a memorial to his brothers commonly called "The Melvin Memorial", but properly titled "Mourning Victory", in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery of Concord Massachusetts. The memorial was designed by James's childhood friend Daniel Chester French who is famous for many sculptures but is probably most identified wit designing of the Lincoln memorial. However French later said of all his sculptures, it was the Melvin memorial that he was most proud. 
 
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 Parents:
  Asa Melvin (1804 - 1858)
  Caroline Heald Melvin (1810 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara M. Wilbur Melvin (1852 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Patrick
Record added: Aug 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57915162

Biography

Birth: Apr. 17, 1848
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1915
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

James was one of four brothers who all fought in the Civil War and was the only one to return. Because of this, James commissioned the design of a memorial to his brothers commonly called "The Melvin Memorial", but properly titled "Mourning Victory", in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery of Concord Massachusetts. The memorial was designed by James's childhood friend Daniel Chester French who is famous for many sculptures but is probably most identified wit designing of the Lincoln memorial. However French later said of all his sculptures, it was the Melvin memorial that he was most proud. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Asa Melvin (1804 - 1858)
  Caroline Heald Melvin (1810 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara M. Wilbur Melvin (1852 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Patrick
Record added: Aug 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57915162
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