Ollie Melvin

1895–
Jackson, Florida, United States

The Life of Ollie

When Ollie Melvin was born in 1895, in Jackson, Florida, United States, his father, Ephraim Posey Melvin Jr, was 25 and his mother, Mathey Tabitha Spooner, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Posey Melvin Jr
1870–1920
Mathey Tabitha Spooner
1874–1905
Oscar Lee Melvin
1893–1919
Ollie Melvin
1895–
Ollie C Melvin
1896–
Joseph Ephraim Melvin
1898–
Julia Melvin
1900–
Trudy Mae Melvin
1903–1931
Melvin
1905–1905

Parents and Siblings

    Ephraim Posey Melvin Jr

    Male1870–1920Male

    Mathey Tabitha Spooner

    Female1874–1905Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 3

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Bheathain ( see McIlwaine ).2 Scottish: variant of Melville 1.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Mhín ‘descendant of the devotee of Maoilmhín’, a personal name meaning ‘gentle chieftain’.

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

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