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|Cambria Freeman, 04 Oct 1907, Contributed by Patty Millich|
|John Mellon, for many years a resident of Northern Cambria County, died at his home in Nokesville, Va., on Sunday morning, September 22, at 10 o'clock of dropsy, after an extended illness.|
Mr. Mellon was a native of Country Derry, Ireland, and came to this country with his parents when but eight years old, locating near Chest Springs. He was the son of Redmond and Mrs. Bridget Mellon, both deceased, and was 69 years of age at the time of his demise.
His boyhood was spent near Chest Springs and in 1859 he built the first saw mill on Upper Chest Creek in Elder Township, which he operated until 1874. In that year he went to Virginia, where he purchased a large farm and has been a resident of the Old Dominion since that time. A Republican in politics, he was appointed postmaster of Nokesville during President McKinley's first administration and held the position until he died.
Besides his wife, who is a daughter of Richard Nagle of Susquehanna Township, he is survived by ten sons and two daughters and the following sisters and bothers: James Mellon and Mrs. Mary Noonan of Patton; Philip Mellon of Johnstown; Mrs. Frank Burgoon and Miss Annie Mellon of Chest Springs and Mrs. Austin Stalb of Altoona.