Melvin Louis Coleman

12 February 1909–6 September 1990 (Age 81)
Nebraska, United States

The Life 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 Verdon, Richardson, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States in 1920. 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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Family Time Line

Melvin Louis Coleman
1909–1990
Marion L. DeLong
1909–2004
Marriage: 1942

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1942
Clark, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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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. 
1931

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Colmáin ‘descendant of Colmán’. This was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, generally known as St. Columban ( c.540–615 ), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614 . With his companion St. Gall, he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout central Europe, so that forms of his name were adopted as personal names in Italian (Columbano), French (Colombain), Czech (Kollman), and Hungarian (Kálmán). From all of these surnames are derived. In Irish and English, the name of this saint is identical with diminutives of the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as St. Columba ( 521–97 ), who converted the Picts to Christianity, and who was known in Scandinavian languages as Kalman.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Clumháin ‘descendant of Clumhán’, a personal name from the diminutive of clúmh ‘down’, ‘feathers’.3 English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer of coal, Middle English coleman, from Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + mann ‘man’.

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

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  • Melvin Coleman in household of Robert C Coleman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melvin L Coleman in household of Clara Coleman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Melvin L Coleman, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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