Individual Record 2652

Name}   Stewart, Melba Jean (Jean) Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 24 Aug 1925 Place} Hinckley, Millard, Utah
Marr.: Date} Exa  22 Feb 1946 Place} Parowan, Iron, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam  25 Dec 2016 Place}     , San Bernardino County, California
Burial: Date} Fam 30 Dec 2016 Place} Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 1984=Genealogy
Source 2} 769 = 1930 USA cen
Source 3} 1953=1940 USA cen
Source 4} 1390=Yearbook
Source 5} 1839=Marriage rec
Source 6} 1988=City directory
Source 7} 2011=Newspaper
Source 8} 889 = Cemetery rec
Source 9} 1983=Cemetery rec
Source 10}  
Parents: } Lyle G. Stewart & Clara May Walker
   Relationship No.} 148
1st Household No.} 821 = Hinckley, Millard, Utah
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2} Statistician
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Caldwell. Gilbert Roe
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Melba Jean Stewart was born 24 Aug 1925 in Hinckley, Millard, Utah.  In later years she went by her middle name Jean.  She was the seventh of eleven children of George Lyle Stewart and Clara May Walker.  Her father George was a farmer.  Her older siblings were Delna, born in Feb 1914, Norma in Oct 1915, Walker in May 1918, George Lyle in Nov 1919, and Florence in Nov 1921, and then Mary.  Her younger siblings were Reed Murdoch, born in Sep 1927, and Joy in Jan 1930.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Melba Jean was living with her family on Side Street N.S. in Hinckley, Millard, Utah.  The family owned their residence, and her father George was a general farmer.  The children were Delna, 16, Norma, 14, Walker D., 11, George L., 9, Florence, 8, Mary, 6, Melba Jean, 4, Reid M., 2, and Joy, 3 months.  All but the youngest three children attended school.  Her brother Duane Walker was born in Nov 1932.  Her brother Walker came down with influenza, then pneumonia in Nov 1932.  He died just two weeks after the birth of his brother Duane.  One more brother, Carl Don was born in May 1937.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Florence was living with her family in Hinckley, Millard, Utah.  Her parents owned their farm, valued at $1,500., and were living in the same house as in 1935.  Her father George was a farmer, had completed four years of high school, and had earned $240. in 1939.  Her mother Clara had completed one year of college.  The children at home were G. Lyle, 20, one year of college, working as a high school janitor, and had earned $175. in 1939; Florence, 18, three years of high school; Mary, 16, one year of high school, working as a janitor for the church school, and had earned $5. in 1939; Melba Jean, 14, 8th grade; Reed M., 12, 6th grade; Joy, 10, 4th grade; Duane W., 7; and Don, 2.  All of the children except Don attended school.

Melba Jean Stewart Melba Jean attended Hinckley High School.  In 1941 she was the Queen of the Yearbook Carnival, for selling the most yearbooks (see right).  In Jan 1942 she played the part of Clara in the high school opera production of "The Bucaneers" by Roger Williams.  On 20 May 1943, she received a scholarship as she graduated with honors.  At the commencement exercises she gave a speech entitled "Democracy". According to newspaper reports, Melba Jean visited family and friends in California in 1945, was residing in Cedar City in 1944-45, and took flying instruction, learning to become a pilot.

Melba Jean Stewart, 20, married Gilbert Roe Caldwell, 21, on 22 Mar 1946 in Parowan, Iron, Utah.  They had a family of at least two children.  By 1952, Jean and Gilbert were living in the Long Beach area of Southern California.  Gilbert was a tool designer for Douglas Aircraft.  In 1969, Jean was working for North American as a statistation.  Her husband was now a city planner.

By 1981, Jean and Gilbert were living in Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino, California.  Gilbert died 5 May 2003, his last residence being Lake Arrowhead.  Jean Stewart Caldwell, 91, died 25 Dec 2106. She was buried 30 Dec 2016 with her husband in the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Melba Jean Stewart Melba Jean Stewart
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Melba Jean Stewart  &
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school          or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 10 Oct 2017
Date Created}  26 Sep 2017
Copyright © 2017 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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