Melvin Franklin Green

15 October 1937–20 December 2014 (Age 77)
Cedar Bluff, Cherokee, Alabama, United States

The Life of Melvin Franklin

When Melvin Franklin Green was born on 15 October 1937, in Cedar Bluff, Cherokee, Alabama, United States, his father, Paul A Green, was 40 and his mother, Polly Adeline Samples, was 38. He married Judith Lane Whorton on 1 October 1960, in Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 20 December 2014, in Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Centre, Cherokee, Alabama, United States.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Melvin Franklin Green
Judith Lane Whorton
Marriage: 1 October 1960
Sherry Lynn Green

Spouse and Children

1 October 1960
Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 4

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 21

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

1 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, Middle English grene (a transferred use of the color term). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Melvin F Green in household of Paul A Green, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvin F Green in entry for Brian K Patton and Victoria D Green, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Melvin Franklin Green in entry for Michael Edwin Hicks and Sherry Lynn Green Hicks, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.