Melton English Kimbell

21 March 1915–23 April 2009 (Age 94)
Claiborne, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Melton English

When Melton English Kimbell was born on 21 March 1915, in Claiborne, Louisiana, United States, his father, William Dawson Kimbell, was 55 and his mother, Lela Blackman, was 45. He married Doris Irene Ashcraft on 30 November 1939, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Ward Seven, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 April 2009, in Seal Beach, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 94.

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Melton English Kimbell
Doris Irene Ashcraft
Marriage: 30 November 1939

Spouse and Children

30 November 1939
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Dawson Kimbell






    Gordon Blackman Kimbell


    Dayton Seales Kimbell


    Deebet Memfee Kimbell



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Kimball or Kimble .2 Respelling of German Kimbel .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Metlan Kimbell in household of W D Kimbell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melton Kimble in household of W D Kimble, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melton English Kimbell, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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