Melvin Guthrie

9 March 1904–29 August 1936 (Age 32)
Green Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States

The Life of Melvin

When Melvin Guthrie was born on 9 March 1904, in Green Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States, his father, William Henry Guthrie, was 54 and his mother, Lucianna Turk, was 35. He lived in Scioto, Ohio, United States in 1904 and Jonesboro, Jackson, Louisiana, United States in 1910. He died on 29 August 1936, in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Homer, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States.

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 9

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Forfar, named in Gaelic with gaothair ‘windy place’ (a derivative of gaoth ‘wind’) + the locative suffix -ach.2 Possibly an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mag Uchtre ‘son of Uchtre’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to uchtlach ‘child’.3 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Fhlaithimh ‘descendant of Flaitheamh’, a byname meaning ‘prince’. This is the result of an erroneous association of the Gaelic name in the form Ó Fhlaithimh (Fh being silent), with the Gaelic word laithigh ‘mud’, and of mud with gutters, and an equally erroneous association of the Scottish surname Guthrie with the word ‘gutter’. Compare Laffey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melvin A Guthrie in household of Henry Guthrie, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Milvan Guthrie, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Melvin Guthrie, "Louisiana Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956"

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