Orland Ray Melvin

24 October 1936–14 July 2010 (Age 73)
La Farge, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Orland Ray

When Orland Ray Melvin was born on 24 October 1936, in La Farge, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Bazil S Melvin, was 38 and his mother, Esther A Parr, was 28. He married Patricia Gregorio in 1970, in Philippines. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Whitestown, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. He died on 14 July 2010, in Roy, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Roy City Cemetery, Roy, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Orland Ray Melvin
Patricia Gregorio
Marriage: 1970
Dewayne Gene Miller

Spouse and Children



    Dewayne Gene Miller


Parents and Siblings

    Bazil S Melvin


    Esther A Parr




    Laverne R Melvin


    Lola Mae Melvin


    Eugene V Melvin


    Ethel Lorraine Melvin


    Verlin Melvin


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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1938 · The DI is Opened To The Public

Age 2

Deseret Industries is a non-profit organization and a division of Welfare Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes a chain of retail thrift stores and work projects. Many of the items sold are second hand or never used. Such items include furniture, appliances, computers, and clothing. The DI also sells new furniture, much of it received directly from its own manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City. The DI provides job skill training for the physically, emotionally and socially challenged and seeks to place them into private sector employment.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 20

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Bheathain ( see McIlwaine ).2 Scottish: variant of Melville 1.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Mhín ‘descendant of the devotee of Maoilmhín’, a personal name meaning ‘gentle chieftain’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Orland Melvin in household of Bazil Melvin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ray Melvin in entry for Leonard Jeremiah Hrdlicka, "Wyoming, Star Valley Independent Obituaries, 1901-2015"
  • Orland Melvin, "Wyoming, Star Valley Independent Obituaries, 1901-2015"

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