Copyrighted photo taken by Laurel Indalecio on Feb 28, 2009, at the Evergreen Alameda Cemetery, El Paso, TX. Posted with permission.
My Maternal Great Grandfather, Melvin Elijah Van Every, was born August 30, 1863 in Thornapple, Michigan. He died May 26, 1929 in Dona Ana, New Mexico.
As part of my Amanuensis project, I've transcribed several letters from Melvin to his daughter (my grandmother) Myrtle, as well as his testimony in front of The Dawes Commission.
To the left is a photo taken in 1900 with his wife, Margaret (Denyer) Van Every, and my grandmother.