Melvin F French

1908–1993 (Age 85)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Melvin F

When Melvin F French was born on 19 May 1908, in Illinois, United States, his father, Daniel David French, was 34 and his mother, Laura May Ferguson, was 26. He married Gladys A Walthes on 2 March 1939, in O'Fallon, St. Clair, Illinois, United States. He lived in St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Cahokia, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 2 December 1993, in O'Fallon, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in New Memphis, Clinton, Illinois, United States.

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Melvin F French
Gladys A Walthes
Marriage: 2 March 1939

Spouse & Children

2 March 1939
O'Fallon, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • David French


  • Durrel French


  • Alta M French


  • Male1908–1993Male

  • Alma French


World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 2

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. 2. variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Melvin French, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvin French in household of Dan French, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melvin F French in household of Daniel D French, "United States Census, 1930"

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