Melvin Louis Coleman

Male12 February 1909–6 September 1990

Brief Life History of Melvin Louis

When Melvin Louis Coleman was born on 12 February 1909, in Nebraska, United States, his father, Robert Clare Coleman, was 29 and his mother, Florence Trimmer, was 34. He married Marion L. DeLong in 1942, in Clark, Washington, United States. He lived in United States in 1949 and Gladstone, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1950. He died on 6 September 1990, in Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Melvin Louis Coleman
Marion L. DeLong
Marriage: 1942

Sources (19)

  • Melvin Coleman in household of Robert C Coleman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melvin Louis Coleman, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Melvin L Coleman, "Oregon Death Index, 1971-2008"

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  • Marriage
    1942Clark, Washington, United States
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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 1

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

    Age 2

    The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 


    Age 22

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

    Name Meaning

    Irish and English: from the Middle English personal name Col(e)man, Old Irish Colmán, earlier Columbán, adopted as Old Norse Kalman. It was introduced into Cumbria, Westmorland, and Yorkshire by Norwegians from Ireland and probably spread widely across England. Ó Colmáin (‘descendant of Colmán’) was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, also known as Saint Columban(us) (c. 540–615), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614. Columbanus is formally a derivative of the Latin for ‘dove’, seen in the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as Saint Columba (521–597), who converted the Picts to Christianity. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    Irish: from Mac Colmáin or Ó Colmáin ‘son (or descendant) of Colmán’.

    Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kalman or Kolman .

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

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