Melen Olando Trefethen

1883–1969 (Age 85)
Parkman, Piscataquis, Maine, United States

The Life of Melen Olando

When Melen Olando Trefethen was born on 11 October 1883, in Parkman, Piscataquis, Maine, United States, his father, Abraham Trefethen, was 49 and his mother, Eliza H Allen, was 41. He married Catherine Edna Flagg on 17 December 1917, in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine, United States. He lived in Exeter, Penobscot, Maine, United States for about 20 years. He died on 25 May 1969, at the age of 85.

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Melen Olando Trefethen
Catherine Edna Flagg
Marriage: 17 December 1917

Spouse & Children

17 December 1917
Dexter, Penobscot, Maine, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Abraham Trefethen


  • Eliza H Allen




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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 15

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Cornish Trevethan .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Melen O Trefethen in household of Abram Trefethen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Melen O Trefethen in household of Arthur J Trefethen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mellen O Trefethen in household of Arthur J Trefethen, "United States Census, 1910"

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