Melvina Bennett

19 August 1912–June 1974 (Age 61)
Barbour, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Melvina

When Melvina Bennett was born on 19 August 1912, in Barbour, West Virginia, United States, her father, John Melker Bennett, was 28 and her mother, Carrie Kelley, was 30. She married Ellihue Haller on 2 July 1932, in Philippi, Barbour, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Philippi, Barbour, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Philippi Magisterial District, Barbour, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died in June 1974, in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States, at the age of 61.

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Ellihue Haller
Melvina Bennett
Marriage: 2 July 1932

Spouse and Children

2 July 1932
Philippi, Barbour, West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Madaline Bennett



World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 2

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Age 17

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. See also Benedict .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melvina Haller in household of Elihu Haller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvena Bennett in household of John M Bennett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvina Bennett in household of John M Bennett, "United States Census, 1920"

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