Melvin Ray Case

Brief Life History of Melvin Ray

Melvin Ray Case was born on 10 March 1890, in White Springs, Limestone Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Charles Case and Lizzie. He married Mary Elizabeth Kurtz on 22 April 1907, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hartley Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Lewis Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 11 September 1956, in Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Old Cedar Cemetery, Swengel, Lewis Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Melvin Ray Case
Mary Elizabeth Kurtz
Marriage: 22 April 1907
Charles E Case
Rosella M Case Richart
Melvin Delaver Case
Agnes Lucille Case
Arthur Ray Case

Sources (17)

  • Melvin R Case, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Melvin R. Case, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Melvin Ray Case, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English cass, case ‘box, chest, casket, case’ (from Latin capsa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes or chests.

English: alternatively, a variant of Cass or Cash .

Americanized form of French Caisse .

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

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