Melvin Afflerbach

1894–1957 (Age 63)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Melvin

When Melvin Afflerbach was born on 25 August 1894, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Edward Afflerbach, was 28 and his mother, Debbie Lambert Weikel, was 19. He married Eleanora Ruth Minnich on 7 November 1917, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 19 October 1957, in Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Melvin Afflerbach
Eleanora Ruth Minnich
Marriage: 7 November 1917

Spouse & Children

  • Male1894–1957Male

  • Eleanora Ruth Minnich


7 November 1917
Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Flossie Weikel Afflerbach


  • Male1894–1957Male

  • Lottie M Afflerbach


  • Lester W Afflerbach


  • Male1901–1966Male

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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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 11

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 18

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone living by a stream running by an apple tree, from Middle High German affal ‘apple’ + bach ‘brook’, or a habitational name from a place name with the same meaning.

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

Sources (3)

  • Melvin W Afflerbach in household of Samuel E Afflerbach, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Melvin Afflerbach in entry for Mrs Iva Mae Afflerbach, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Melvin Afflerbach, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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