|Arthur Eugene Mellen was born 25 December 1866.
Arthur E. Mellen married Lillian Ada Hartt, daughter of Samuel Hartt and Mary Jane Hayes in Lowell in 1891. They had nine children: Myrtle Beatrice, Earl
Rufus, Raymond Arthur, Hazel Belle, Judah Hartt, Ida
Pearl, Theodore Orrin, Dorothy Mae and Marjorie
Arthur had worked his way up from office boy
to become a printer by trade, and foreman at the
Courier Citizen Plant at Lowell. There he supervised
the huge press that printed the first telephone directory
in New England, that for the city of Boston. He died
six weeks short of the century mark on 13 November
1966, being preceded by his wife Lillian Mellen who
died 20 January 1951. They were buried at Edson
cemetery in Lowell.