Melton, Florence

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Melton, Florence Gender: F
Florence Spurgeon
born on 6 November 1911 at 16:45 (= 4:45 PM )
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 13°22' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°44 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 11°51'

Portrait of Florence Melton 
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Florence Melton
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American inventor and businesswoman known for innovating the foam-soled and washable slipper. More than 1 billion of these slippers have been sold.

Melton co-founded the R.G. Barry Corporation in 1946 with her first husband, Aaron Zacks. While investigating foam latex as a possible material for her patented women's shoulder pad, she discovered that she could use the material to line slippers. Marketed first as Angel Treads and later as Dearfoams, Melton's slippers were immediately successful.

In 1968, she married industrialist and philanthropist Samuel M. Melton. Together, they created the "Florence Melton Adult Mini-School," a two-year, non-denominational program, which operates in over 70 North American communities, Australia and South Africa.

In the mid 1980s, Melton initiated the "Discovery" program, which attempts to connect youths to their family ancestry, community, different denominations in Judaism, and to Israel. The program involves extensive field trips and culminates in a tour to Israel.

Florence Zacks Melton married twice and had two sons. She died on 8 February 2007 at age 95.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • parent->child relationship with Zacks, Gordon (born 11 March 1933)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 95)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Foam-soled and washable slipper)