19 March 1893 — Born Pagosa Springs, Archuleta county, Colorado
Harry was the only son of James Watson Melrose and Nellie Claudia Dowell Melrose.
His early years were spent on a ranch west of Pagsoa Springs. His mother, Nellie, died
about 1907. James was working for the Forestry Service about 1905 and he remarried
at Pueblo, Colorado in 1908 to Allene Haines Milton. They resided in Denver from about
1908 onwards. James was a Federal detective during WW1. A daughter, Frances Allene
Melrose was born in 1921. James died in the State Hospital at Pueblo in 1945 of a stroke.
Harry served in the Army Air Corp during WW1 and was overseas in England for a time.
He married Aileene Oats of Canon City and later divorced her. Two children, Harry James Edward and Alice Elizabeth Melrose.
Harry married his second wife, Nettie Bryant, in 1937 at Pagosa Springs and they lived in Pueblo
until 1957 when he retired and they moved to live near Coaldale in the Arkansas river canon.
Harry had an auto accident and went into a nursing home and later died. Nettie also went into a
nursing home and died in 1984. They are buried in Union Cemetery at Florence, Colo. They
did not have any children.