Melvina West was the mother of Ella Dorcas Johnson. She was the daughter of Thomas Renshaw West and Minerva Reeder, was born on 4 Feb 1837 in Cincinnati, Washington, Arkansas, USA and died on 19 Sep 1925 in Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, USA at age 88.
Other names for Melvina were Melvina Johnson, Melvina Johnson, Melvina Johnson, and Melvina Johnson.
Noted events in her life were:
* Residence: 1900, Franklin Township, Bourbon, Kansas.
* Residence: 1880, Franklin, Bourbon, Kansas, United States.
* Alt. Birth: Feb 1837, Arkansas.
* Alt. Birth: Abt 1837, Arkansas.
Melvina married James Caswell Johnston 31 Apr 1858 in Warren, Bradley, Arkansas, USA.
Children from this marriage were:
i. James Johnson was born about 1860 in Arkansas and died on 1 May 1904 in , Bourbon, Kansas, USA about age 44. Other names for James were James Caswell Johnston, and James Caswell Johnston.
ii. Elizabeth Johnson was born about 1861 in Kansas and died on 15 Feb 1948 about age 87. Other names for Elizabeth were Minerva Elizabeth Johnson, and Minerva Elizabeth Johnson.
iii. Thomas Johnson was born about 1865 in Kansas and died on 5 Feb 1937 in Rutland, , Saskatchewan, Canada about age 72. Other names for Thomas were Thomas Franklin Johnson, and Thomas Franklin Johnson.
iv. Charles Oliver Johnston was born on 27 Jan 1869 in Mapleton, Bourbon, Kansas, USA and died on 25 Sep 1869 in Mapleton, Bourbon, Kansas, USA.
v. Effie J. Johnson was born about 1870 in Kansas and died on 6 Jul 1945 about age 75. Other names for Effie were Effie Jane Johnson, and Effie Jane Johnson.
vi. Ella Dorcas Johnson
vii. Emily Ruth Johnston was born on 13 Jan 1873 in Mapleton, Bourbon, Kansas, USA and died on 11 Sep 1875 in Mapleton, Bourbon, Kansas, USA at age 2.
viii. Ema Agnes Johnson was born in 1876 in Franklin, Crawford, Kansas, USA.
ix. Lutie Alice Johnston was born on 22 Jan 1876 in Mapleton, Bourbon, Kansas, USA and died on 30 Oct 1923 in Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, USA at age 47.