Melvin Reynolds Tripp

22 September 1892–27 March 1965 (Age 72)
Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Melvin Reynolds

When Melvin Reynolds Tripp was born on 22 September 1892, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Christopher John Tripp, was 25 and his mother, Artamissa Ellen Reynolds, was 28. He married Stella May Anna West on 9 October 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States for about 1 years and Richfield Election Precinct, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 27 March 1965, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Melvin Reynolds Tripp
Stella May Anna West
Marriage: 9 October 1913
Grace Lavern Tripp
Violet June Tripp
Melva Dorthy Tripp
Melvin Lawayne Tripp
Virginia May Tripp
Ross Reynold Tripp
Ruth Shirley Tripp

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 4
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
Age 18
Historical Boundaries 1910: Cassia, Idaho, United States
1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 20
Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

(1997: 7373;2007: 14888; 2010: 20434)English: from Middle English trip(pe) (n) ‘(to) dance; stumble’ (Old French tripe(r)), either an occupational name for a dancer, or a nickname for someone who had difficulty walking.English: metonymic occupational name from Middle English trip(e) ‘tripe’ (Old French tripe).

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

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Memories, by Violet Tripp

One day after all the children were gone from home, Melvin came to Stella and told her to pack a few things. They were going to Salt Lake City right then. She immediately packed and off they we …

Sources (27)

  • Melvin R Tripp, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • M R in entry for Floyd D Olson and Violet J Tripp, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Melvin Tripp in entry for Edwin H Thayer, "Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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