John Creston Melvin

Male11 May 1904–3 May 1967

Brief Life History of John Creston

When John Creston Melvin was born on 11 May 1904, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Duncan Melvin, was 30 and his mother, Sarah John Melvin, was 30. He married Annie McKenny Melvin on 30 June 1923, in Cumberland, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Eastover Township, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 3 May 1967, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Cross Creek Cemetery #3, Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States.

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John Creston Melvin
Annie McKenny Melvin
Marriage: 30 June 1923

Sources (18)

  • J Preston Melvin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Creston Melvin, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Croston J Melvin in household of William D Melvin, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 June 1923Cumberland, North Carolina, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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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.

    1918 · Fort Bragg Established

    Age 14

    Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 19

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (of Norman origin): variant of Melville with alternation of final -l and -n.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Mhín ‘descendant of the devotee of Maoilmhín’, a personal name meaning ‘gentle chieftain’.

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

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