Raymond Melvin Arnold Sr

7 January 1926–17 January 1979 (Age 53)
Steelton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Raymond Melvin

When Raymond Melvin Arnold Sr was born on 7 January 1926, in Steelton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Moses Arnold, was 29 and his mother, Delia C. Hawley, was 25. He married Margaret Adell Weaver in June 1946, in Oberlin, Swatara Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Swatara, Derry Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Swatara Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 17 January 1979, in Oberlin, Swatara Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Raymond Melvin Arnold Sr
Margaret Adell Weaver
Marriage: June 1946

Spouse and Children

June 1946
Oberlin, Swatara Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    David Moses Arnold


    Delia C. Hawley




    Evelyn Arletta Arnold


    Leon D. Arnold


    Charles Lee Arnold




+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 3

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.

Age 15

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: from a very widely used personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + wald ‘rule’. In addition, it has probably absorbed various European cognates and their derivatives (for the forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).2 English: habitational name from either of the two places called Arnold ( see Arnall ).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German personal name, at least in part on account of its resemblance to the Jewish name Aaron .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ray M Arnold in household of David M Arnold, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy Arnold in household of David Arnold, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ray Melvin Arnold, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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