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Arthur Eugene Mellen
1866 - 1966
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 Eudora. 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.
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