Melvin Ditner

4 February 1931–1987 (Age 55)
Petersburg, Ont.

The Life of Melvin

When Melvin Ditner was born on 4 February 1931, his father, Leo Cletus Ditner, was 41 and his mother, Rosa Anna Kieswetter, was 36. He died in 1987, in Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 56.

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Leo Cletus Ditner
Rosa Anna Kieswetter
Norman M , Ditner
Emil Ditner
Harvey Ditner
Melvin Ditner

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World Events (5)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 3

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 12

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 24

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from a place called Kutno in Poland.

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

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