Melvin Casper Brisendine

3 September 1908–18 February 1985 (Age 76)
Harper, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Melvin Casper

When Melvin Casper Brisendine was born on 3 September 1908, in Harper, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Alva Brisendine, was 25 and his mother, Cordelia Clark, was 25. He married Ruth Crawford on 4 May 1927, in Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Monte Vista, Rio Grande, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 18 February 1985, in Colorado, United States, at the age of 76.

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Melvin Casper Brisendine
Leona Louise Sword
Marriage: about 1935
Betty Louise Brisendine

Spouse and Children

about 1935


    Betty Louise Brisendine


Parents and Siblings



    Jessie Earl Brisendine


    Francis Everett Brisendine



    Eulah Leavice Brisendine


    Beulah Beatrice Brisendine


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.
1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 1

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.

Age 21

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: variant of Brissenden .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melvin C Brisindine in household of Alva Brisindine, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Melvin C Brisendine, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvin Brisendine, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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