Melvin Tolliver

23 February 1897–26 January 1988 (Age 90)
Letcher, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Melvin

When Melvin Tolliver was born on 23 February 1897, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States, his father, Litwell H Burton Tolliver, was 24 and his mother, Henrietta Wright, was 20. He married Maggie Scenters about 1917, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Seco, Letcher, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 1, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 26 January 1988, in Whitesburg, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Thornton, Letcher, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Tolliver
Maggie Scenters
Marriage: about 1917
Bonnie Lee Tolliver
Lola Francis Tolliver

Spouse and Children

about 1917
Kentucky, United States


    Bonnie Lee Tolliver


    Lola Francis Tolliver


Parents and Siblings

    Litwell H Burton Tolliver





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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 12

Historical Boundaries - 1909: Letcher, Kentucky, United States
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Telfer .2 Americanized form of the Italian family name Taliaferro (cognate with 1), from tagliare ‘to cut’ + ferro ‘iron’, probably applied as a nickname for a metal worker or a fierce fighter (see genealogical note).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melvin Tolliver, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvin Toliver in household of Burton Toliver, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Melvin Toliver in household of Burton Toliver, "United States Census, 1910"

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