1878: John R. Melton, of AL; died at McKinney, Texas
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The OBSERVER has been transformed into a daily, under the name of the OPELIKA DAILY OBSERVER, price $5. a year. We condense these from its columns:
-The remains of Mr. John R. Melton, who died at McKinney, Texas, on the 19th inst., arrived in Opelika Saturday, accompanied by his family.
Source: Columbus Daily Enquirer-Sun, Columbus, Georgia, Thursday Morning, February 28, 1878; Pg. 4