I've traced my family tree back to my Great Grandfather Michael J. Melody of Massachusetts, born October 1841 in Ireland, immigrated to South Boston. His son, my grandfather, was William Henry Melody, born in 1876. WIlliam grew up in South Boston but raised his own family in Lexington. He was a letter carrier most of his life. His youngest son, Milner DeMott Melody, was my father, born in Lexington.
William Henry's siblings, all born in Ireland, all lived for a time in South Boston were:
Mary, b Sept 1869 Elizabeth Michael, b 1871 Francis Thomas Edward John