Isenhour, Doris Thelma

MPCI yearbook, 1928. Courtesy of her daughter, Carla Melchor Ashton.

Class of 1925
Classical Course

Birth: Nov. 12, 1906, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
Death:  Jan. 29, 1985, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

James Calvin Isenhour (1876 – 1915)
Lucy Adeline Lentz Isenhour (1881 – 1970)

Jessie Ruth Isenhour Corl (1909 – 1988)
Egbert Glen Isenhour (1911 – 1982)
Margie Evelyn Isenhour Freeze (1914-1997)

Carl Sidney Melchor (1908 – 1996)

Carla Melchor Ashton

Saint Stephens Lutheran Church Cemetery
Gold Hill Township, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, # 29775849.


The Charlotte News (Charlotte, NC), 29 Nov 1936, 27.

Double Wedding Ceremony Is Solemnized In Concord

Concord, Nov. 28 – In a beautiful candlelight ceremony at St. Stephen’s Lutheran church Wednesday evening two sisters, Miss Doris Isenhour and Miss Maggie Isenhour were given in marriage. Miss Doris Isenhour became the bride of Sidney Melchor, and Miss Margie Isenhour was wed to Jones Freeze, Jr. Rev. W. H. Button and Rev. L. C. Bumgarner officiated at the double wedding.

The wedding music was rendered by Mrs. Ira Corl, organist, and A. D. Kornegay, soloist. The two couples entered together without attendants. Miss Doris wor French wine velvet with wine accessories and shoulder corsage of cream roses, this outfit enhancing her brunette beauty. Miss Margie, an attractive blonde, wore sapphire velvet trimmed in silver, with navy accessories and shoulder corsage of pink rosebuds and valley lilies. Both wore velvet turbans to match their dresses.

Mrs. Melchor was educated at Mont Amoena seminary and is teaching at A. T. Allen school. Mr. Melchor is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Melchor and is a well known farmer of Cabarrus county. He was educated at Mt. Pleasant school and Pheiffer college.

Mrs. Freeze was educated in Mt. Pleasant, and holds a position at Penn-Carol hosiery company.

Mr. Freeze is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Freeze of Concord, and is active in Sunday school and church work at St. Andrews Lutheran church. He is employed in the Cannon mills.


The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), 29 Nov 1936, 21.


Kannapolis Daily Independent (Kannapolis, NC), 30 Jan 1985, 6.

Mrs. Doris Melchor

MT. PLEASANT – Mrs. Doris Isenhour Melchor, 78, died Tuesday at the N. C. Lutheran Home, Salisbury.

Services will be conducted at 3 pm.m Thursday at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church by Rev. Bill J. Duncan. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The body will remain at Gordon-Peninger Funeral HOme until taken to the church 39 minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. today.

Mrs. Melchor was a teacher for 30 years in the Cabarrus, Rowan and Stanly county schools. She was born Nov. 19, 1906 in Cabarrus County, the daughter of the late James C. Isenhour and Mrs. Lucy Lentz Isenhour. She graduated in 1925 from Mont Amoena Seminary and in 1935 from Catawba College. She was a life member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran church, the LCW of the church and was active in the Light-Brigade Children’s Church Group.

Surviving are her husband, C. Sidney Melchor; one daughter, Mrs. Carla Ashton of Charlotte; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Corl and Mrs. Margie Freeze, both of Route 2, Gold Hill.