Melvin J Giles

24 February 1916–2 December 1981 (Age 65)
Wellington, Carbon, Utah, United States

The Life of Melvin J

When Melvin J Giles was born on 24 February 1916, in Wellington, Carbon, Utah, United States, his father, Henry Fayette "Hank" Giles, was 30 and his mother, Pheobe Louisa Chidester, was 25. He married Ina Adell Franklin on 18 January 1936, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 18 South Price, Carbon, Utah, United States in 1940 and Utah, United States in 1975. He died on 2 December 1981, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Redwood Memorial Estates, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin J Giles
June Korlene Ditzer
Marriage: 16 November 1975
Archie May Hunter
Alma Pearl Hunter
Gladys Merle Hunter

Spouse and Children

16 November 1975
Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1918 · Chapman Branch Library

Age 2

The Chapman Branch Library is a Carnegie library that was built in 1918 and is now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a medieval personal name of which the original form was Latin Aegidius (from Greek aigidion ‘kid’, ‘young goat’). This was the name of a 7th-century Provençal hermit, whose cult popularized the name in a variety of more or less mutilated forms: Gidi and Gidy in southern France, Gil(l)i in the area of the Alpes-Maritimes, and Gil(l)e elsewhere. This last form was taken over to England by the Normans, but by the 12th century it was being confused with the Germanic names Gisel, a short form of Gilbert , and Gilo, which is from Gail (as in Gaillard ).2 Irish: adopted as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Glaisne, a County Louth name, based on glas ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘gray’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • M* J Giles, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvin J Giles in household of Burton Prettyman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin Giles in household of Fayette Giles, "United States Census, 1920"

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