KY KY - Almedia Carolyn Melcher, 43, Louisville, 1 Jan 1964

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The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
Missing Person / NamUs #MP87281 Almedia Carolyn Melcher, Female, White / Caucasian
Date of Last Contact January 1, 1964
Missing From Louisville, Kentucky
Missing Age43 Years
Current Age101 Years


Case Information

Demographics
Missing Age 43 Years
Current Age 101 Years
First Name Almedia
Middle Name Carolyn
Last Name Melcher
Nickname/Alias--

Sex Female
Height5' 8" (68 Inches)
Weight125 - 130 lbs
Race / Ethnicity White / Caucasian

Circumstances
Date of Last Contact January 1, 1964
NamUs Case Created December 15, 2021
Last Known Location Map
Location Louisville, Kentucky
County Jefferson County
Missing From Tribal Land No
Primary Residence on Tribal Land--
Circumstances of Disappearance After her parents divorced, she was raised by her father. The last known contact with her was when she was in nursing school, possibly in 1963-1964. No one has had contact with her since. There was a rumor that she took off with a truck driver.
Physical Description
Hair Color Brown
Head Hair Description--
Body Hair Description--
Facial Hair Description--
Left Eye Color Unknown
Right Eye Color Unknown
Eye Description--
 

chaddylex

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I did find on another site that her granddaughter was looking back for her in 2007.

This is what she posted.

I'm not sure if anyone here has any superb investigatory skills but this is an old one.  My Grandmother disappeared shortly after my mother graduated high school.  I can get the dates but this is what I do know.  She divorced my grandfather and married a gentleman with the last name of Melcher.  She was in and out of my mothers life all through highschool but always showed up for important dates.  After my mother graduated, she left and was never seen again.  My uncle, a police officer was able to track her to Florida but was never able to find her.  As you can imagine, this has left a huge hole in my mother's heart.  My mother is in her sixties and although we are well aware that my grandmother is most likely dead, we would like to know where she's buried so we can move her to where she belongs.  I have a few pictures of her I can post.  Due to her being born in 1922, I do not know if she ever had a social security number.  We do believe she had a license but are not sure from which state and with which name.  Her maiden name is Carolyn Almedia Flood, her married name was Floyd and later Melcher.  Please let me know if you have any ideas on how I can pursue this.
 

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I looked at this case. I am pretty sure like 95% sure she is Almedia Carolyn Flood as well. Flood married Vernon Melcher. They were both associated with Louisville, Kentucky. However, Almedia Carolyn Flood was born in 1922 whereas the NamUs profile is for a 43-year-old who disappeared in early 1964 so you'd expect a birthdate of 1920 or 1921. I'm thinking they are the same person but the details in this case are sketchy. You can search Ancestry for Almedia Carolyn Flood. There are pictures there and they look alike. I messaged someone on that site to authenticate them Also, Vernon Melcher and Almedia appeared to get a divorce in 1969. I am wondering if this was in absentia. If it was, then she clearly would have been a missing person at that time. If not, then her whereabouts would have been accounted for to finalize the divorce? This is a case where someone in the know really needs to iron out the facts. I don't trust what is written at NamUs that much for this case.
 

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From Ancestry I could find

Name: Almeda C Flood
Date of Birth: 16 Aug 1922
Birth Place: Henry, Kentucky, USA
Mother's Name: Hallie Jarrett
Volume Number: 090
Certificate Number: 44981
Volume Year: 1922

Name: Miss Almeda Carolyn Flood
Gender: Female
Residence Date: Abt 1941
Residence Place: 1110 S. ' Preston Street
Marriage Date: 11 Oct 1941
Father: Sam Flood
Mother: Flood
Spouse: James B. Floyd
Siblings: Lucille Flood

Name: Mrs. Floyd
Gender: Female
Spouse: James B. Floyd
Child: Hallie Josephine Floyd

Name: Almedia C. Floyd
Gender: Female
Age: 29
Birth Date: abt 1922
Residence Place: 411 E. Ormsnv
Marriage Date: Abt 1951
Spouse: Forrest E. Lewis

Name: Almedla C Melcher
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1956
Residence Place: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Spouse: Vernon E Melcher
Publication Title: Louisville, Kentucky, City Directory, 1956
 

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I just did a search on Vernon Melcher. The search results showed a Vernon K Melcher in the city directory for 1960. I clicked on it and the scanned image actually shows Vernon E Melcher at the same address where he and Almedia were listed in 1956. But in the 1960 one he is listed alone, no Almedia to be found.
 
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