Melvin 'Bud' Trefethen

1927–1990 (Age 63)
Abbot, Piscataquis, Maine, United States

The Life of Melvin 'Bud'

When Melvin 'Bud' Trefethen was born on 20 April 1927, in Abbot, Piscataquis, Maine, United States, his father, Parker Eugene Trefethen, was 32 and his mother, Alice True, was 27. He died on 15 September 1990, in Parkman, Piscataquis, Maine, United States, at the age of 63.

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Parker Eugene Trefethen
Alice True
Alden E Trefethen
Thelma Blanche Trefetheren
Glennis A Trefethen
Melvin 'Bud' Trefethen
Glenn Trefethen
Norma Trefethen

Parents & Siblings



  • Alden E Trefethen


  • Thelma Blanche Trefetheren


  • Glennis A Trefethen


  • Male1927–1990Male

  • Male1930–1985Male

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World Events (8)

1928 · Camden Public Library is Opened

Age 1

The citizens of Camden, Maine had voted (in 1896) to establish a free public library in the town. The land for the library to be built on was donated by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1916. After years of fundraising and construction, the cornerstone was finally laid on August 17, 1927. The library opened on June 11, 1928. The library remains open to this day, and is now considered a National Historic Landmark.

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Cornish Trevethan .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Melvin A Trefethren in household of P Eugene Trefethren, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvin A Trefethen in household of Eugene Trefethen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin A. Trefethen, "Maine Death Index, 1960-1996"

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