Melvin Prouse French

1884–1970 (Age 85)
Kent, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Melvin Prouse

When Melvin Prouse French was born on 20 August 1884, in Kent, Ontario, Canada, his father, Isaac Edwin French, was 28 and his mother, Annie Sandercock, was 24. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Winnie Boyce McLean. He died about 1970, at the age of 86.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Melvin Prouse French
Winnie Boyce McLean
Edwin McLean French
Gerald Willard French
Iva Annie French
Elmer John French
Ella Mary French

Spouse & Children



  • Edwin McLean French


  • Gerald Willard French


  • Iva Annie French


  • Elmer John French


  • Ella Mary French


Parents & Siblings

  • Isaac Edwin French


  • Annie Sandercock




+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 2

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 22

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 50

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

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 (2)

  • Melvin Prouse French, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Melvin Prouse French, "Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.