Harry W. Mellen

24 March 1894–29 August 1935 (Age 41)
Romeo, Bruce Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States

The Life of Harry W.

When Harry W. Mellen was born on 24 March 1894, in Romeo, Bruce Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States, his father, Thomas James Mellon, was 23 and his mother, Ida Maidment, was 22. He had at least 1 son with Margaret B Mellen. He lived in Detroit Ward 8, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 29 August 1935, in York Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 41.

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Harry W. Mellen
Margaret B Mellen
Harry W Mellen Jr.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 3

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 12

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Melin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harry W Mellen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harry W Mellen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry W Mellen in household of Thomas J Mellen, "United States Census, 1910"

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