Melvin Oscar Svare

1897–1958 (Age 61)
Barnesville, Clay, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Melvin Oscar

When Melvin Oscar Svare was born on 22 August 1897, in Barnesville, Clay, Minnesota, United States, his father, Hans John Svare, was 32 and his mother, Maria Stephenson, was 34. He married Betsy Bye on 2 July 1920, in Pennington, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Star Township, Pennington, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Trondhjem Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 15 December 1958, in Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Oscar Svare
Betsy Bye
Marriage: 2 July 1920
Margaret Bertha Svare
Hubert Norris Svare
Arthur Milton Svare
Darlene Mildred Svare

Spouse & Children

2 July 1920
Pennington, Minnesota, United States


  • Margaret Bertha Svare


  • Hubert Norris Svare


  • Arthur Milton Svare


  • Female1934–1990Female

Parents & Siblings



  • Henry John Svare


  • Alfred Julius Svare


  • Inga Svare


  • Female1896–1961Female

  • Male1897–1958Male

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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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1914 · The Man With The First Air Conditioned Home

Age 17

Charles Gates was the first person in the United States to install air conditioning in his home. Funny thing was, Gates died a year before it was installed.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Oscar M Svare in household of Hans Svare, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Melvin Svare, "Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962"
  • Melvin O Svare, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"

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