Melvin John Salmon

28 April 1921–31 March 2005 (Age 83)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Melvin John

When Melvin John Salmon was born on 28 April 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Homer Salmon, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Phoebe White, was 31. He married Barbara Delone Erickson on 20 August 1946, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 31 March 2005, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin John Salmon
1921–2005
Barbara Delone Erickson
1924–2007
Marriage: 20 August 1946

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 August 1946
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 2

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Salmon, Saumon, a reduced form of Salomon ( see Solomon ).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Zalmen, derived via a German form from Hebrew Shelomo ( see Solomon ).3 Irish: part translation of Gaelic Ó Bradáin‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name, probably from bradach ‘spirited’, but written the same as a word meaning ‘salmon’; this name is also sometimes translated Fisher . The English surname is also present in Ireland (chiefly in counties Leix and Kilkenny).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melvin John Salmon in household of John Homer Salmon, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Melvin John Salmon, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Melvin John Salmon, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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