Melvin George French

1881–1965 (Age 84)
Edwardsport, Knox, Indiana, United States

The Life of Melvin George

When Melvin George French was born on 28 October 1881, in Edwardsport, Knox, Indiana, United States, his father, George H French, was 43 and his mother, Mary M Fields, was 33. He married Ada M Castner on 16 February 1907, in Marion, Indiana, United States. He lived in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1920 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 26 November 1965, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Edwardsport Town Cemetery, Edwardsport, Knox, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin George French
Ada M Castner
Marriage: 16 February 1907

Spouse & Children

16 February 1907
Marion, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • George H French


  • Mary M Fields




World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 6

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. 2. variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • George M French in household of Georgh H French, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Melvin G French, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin A French, "United States Census, 1920"

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