Melvin Basel Ellison

1917–1992 (Age 75)
Vananda, Rosebud, Montana, United States

The Life of Melvin Basel

When Melvin Basel Ellison was born on 21 March 1917, in Vananda, Rosebud, Montana, United States, his father, Dillon Monroe Ellison, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Nora Erickson, was 26. He married Vivian Anderson on 18 December 1940, in Burlington, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Election District 3 Otto, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States in 1940 and Park, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1992. He died on 3 October 1992, in Livingston, Park, Montana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Livingston, Park, Montana, United States.

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Melvin Basel Ellison
Vivian Anderson
Marriage: 18 December 1940
Roger Melvin Ellison

Spouse & Children

18 December 1940
Burlington, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
1919 · Battle of George Square

Age 2

A few months after the ending of World War I, a violent confrontation arose between the Glasgow City Police and workers on strike. There were no fatalities in the skirmish, and it caused the work week to be reduced to 40 hours. But, In the aftermath the leaders of the strike were arrested and British troops were moved to Glasgow and its surrounding areas.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 20

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Ellis .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Melvin B Ellison in household of Dillion M Ellison, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melvin B Ellison in household of Dillon M Ellison, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin Ellison in household of Beyrl I Perkins, "United States Census, 1940"

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