Kirklin, Melba. (1909-1998).

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Record 260/2101
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Collection Miscellaneous
Date of photo 1930 ca.
Description Melba Bernice Hunt Kirklin. (1909-1998). Melba was born August 27, 1909, in Burley, Idaho. She worked as an usherette at the Burley Theater. It was there and at dances where she first met her future husband, Harold Kirklin (1909-1968), who played violin in the dance band crossing Snake River from Hayburn, Idaho, where he was a fledgling music teacher . They were married on his birthday, August 31, 1933, in Pocatello, Idaho. The couple was in Priest River, Idaho, in the northern Idaho panhandle near Sand Point, where Harold taught during the academic year 1936-37, when the couple's first child, George, was born on February 13, 1937. The family moved to Baker, Oregon, in August 1937, where Harold continued his music teaching career. Their second son, Patrick, was born May 11, 1939. Third and last child, Richard, came along on August 27, 1940. Melba worked in the home until 1950, when she went to work as a receptionist at Baker Clinic, a medical clinic on the ground floor (KBKR radio station upstairs) of the building across Auburn St. from Carnegie Library. The doctors build a new clinic on Pocahontas, where Melba eventually moved into billing and bookkeeping. She retired in about 1980. Harold died at age 59 on December 12, 1968. Melba, died 30 years later on April 11, 1998, at age 88.
Object ID 1980.1.764
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