Seeking info on husband's ggrandparents Melton (Milton) and Leah (nee possibly Duke)Burton.Melton (Milton) Burton an Irishman, moved to PICHER, Ottawa Cty, OK in 1916 and drove train for mines. He had a brother named John Burton. Picher Methodist Church is listed with names, but no explanation.
Three known children of Melton and Leah Burton are:
Grace Helen Burton b.02-15-1904 @ Webb City, Mo.,Grace m. Earl Allen who had moved to Picher, Ottawa Cty, OK., from Springfield, Greene Cty, MO. Grace Helen Burton-Allen d. 05-21-1943, Joplin, Jasper Cty, Mo. They had four children: 2 sons died in infancy, 2 daughters, Dorothy Allene Allen b 1922 m Lawrence Parker of Cardin, OK and Ruby Delores Allen b 1926 m Kenneth Paul Moore. Both girls attended Picher, Ottawa Cty, OK., schools. Their father, Earl Allen, was a shoe cobbler in PICHER, Ottawa Cty, OK., located in corner of Forbes Furniture store with Mr. Julius Bookman.