Isom Melvin Coleman

11 September 1895–9 June 1961 (Age 65)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Isom Melvin

When Isom Melvin Coleman was born on 11 September 1895, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Henry C Coleman, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Gregory, was 29. He married Ina Mae Gregory on 13 May 1915, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Somers Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years. He died on 9 June 1961, in Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isom Melvin Coleman
Ina Mae Gregory
Marriage: 13 May 1915
Vaughn Presston Coleman
Lona Ann Coleman
Aldean Melvin Coleman
Mary Alice Coleman
Eugene Fredrick Coleman
Lois Victoria Coleman

Spouse and Children

13 May 1915
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States


    Vaughn Presston Coleman


    Lona Ann Coleman


    Aldean Melvin Coleman


    Mary Alice Coleman



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Henry C Coleman


    Nancy Gregory




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 2

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 18

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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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Sources (3)

  • I Sam M Coleman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Isom M Coleman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Isem M Coleman in household of Henry C Coleman, "United States Census, 1910"

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