Price Melvin Bain

Male20 September 1912–3 August 1983

Brief Life History of Price Melvin

When Price Melvin Bain was born on 20 September 1912, in Texas, United States, his father, John William Bain, was 44 and his mother, Eva Belle Fuller, was 39. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Ethel Grace Plum. He lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Bluff Creek Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 3 August 1983, in Albia, Monroe, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Service Chapel Cemetery, Bluff Creek, Monroe, Iowa, United States.

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Price Melvin Bain
Ethel Grace Plum
John Frederick Bain
Alice Marie Bain

Sources (12)

  • Price Bain in household of Eva Bain, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Price Bain in household of John W Bain, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Price M Bain, "Iowa, Monroe County, Card Index of Births, Deaths & Marriages from Newspaper Clippings, 1898-2015"

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 2

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.


Age 19

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Scottish, Manx, and Irish: nickname for a fair-haired man, from Gaelic bàn, Irish bán ‘white, fair’. This surname is common in the Highlands, first recorded in Perth in 1324. It is also found as a shortened form of McBain , from Mac B(h)eathain. As a Manx name (spelled Bane) this may be a shortened form of Manx Macguilley Vane, equivalent to Irish Mac Giolla Bháin ‘son of the fair youth’. Compare Irish Kilbane .

English (northern) and Scottish: nickname for a hospitable person, from northern Middle English beyn, bayn ‘welcoming, friendly’ (Old Norse beinn ‘straight, direct’).

English (northern) and Scottish: nickname from northern Middle English bān, bain ‘bone, leg’ (Old English bān, Old Norse bein), perhaps denoting someone with a gammy leg. In northern Middle English -ā- was preserved, whereas in southern dialects (which later became standard), it was changed to -ō-.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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