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Melissa Richman Borden

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Title

Melissa Richman Borden

Subject

Borden, Melissa Richman (1880-1968)

Description

Portrait of Melissa Richman Borden in her later years, seated and wearing glasses and a watch.

Melissa was born in Hardy County, West Virginia, to Isaac Milton (1856-1950) and Mary Catherine (Sager) (1858-1935) Richman.

She married Taylor Ulysses Borden (1876-1935) in October 1898 when she was just 17 years old. Taylor, a farm hand, was the son of William Henry (1852-1928) and Caroline Virginia (Hamman) (1853-1916) Borden.

Together, the couple had four sons and three daughters. They lived in the Harrisville area, near Toms Brook.

Tragically, Melissa’s husband went pheasant hunting one afternoon just before Christmas, 1935, and never returned. When the family raised the alarm, a search party found Taylor dead about 2 miles west of his home in the foothills of North Mountain. The County coroner determined he died of natural causes. Melissa’s mother also died in the same year.

This photograph was probably taken many years later.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Undated

Contributor

Identified by Fay Ward Hiner, subject's granddaughter, who has same photo at her home.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Identifier

000299

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negatives

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Melissa Richman Borden,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed May 24, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/22534.

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