Melvina Howell

26 July 1906–19 March 2002 (Age 95)
Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life of Melvina

When Melvina Howell was born on 26 July 1906, in Box Elder, Utah, United States, her father, Leroy Howell, was 30 and her mother, Hannah Sariah John, was 26. She married Thomas Franklin Ropp on 3 April 1924, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 2002. She died on 19 March 2002, in Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Riverside Thomas Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Franklin Ropp
1904–1984
Melvina Howell
1906–2002
Marriage: 3 April 1924
Kenneth LaVerne Ropp
1924–2004
Lois Lorraine Ropp
1926–1942
Verla Arvene Ropp
1928–2018

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 April 1924
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1909 · A Summer Capitol

Age 3

Besides farming and shipping with the trolley up to Ogden Valley, there was an effort to convince the state of Utah to have a summer capitol near the town of Huntsville. Even though it didn’t happen, the Ogden Rapid Transit Company extended the Trolley route to Huntsville, so others could vacation there.
1931

Age 25

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages in particular in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king.2 English: habitational name from Howell in Lincolnshire, so named from an Old English hugol ‘mound’, ‘hillock’ or hūne ‘hoarhound’.

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

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Melvina Howell Ropp history

Melvina Howell was born July 26, 1906, the first girl and fifth child of Leroy and Hannah Sariah John Howell. Her grandmother, Rosanna Monk delivered her, as she was a midwife and delivered many b …

Sources (3)

  • Melvina Howell Ropp in household of Thomas Ropp, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Melvina Howell Ropp in household of Thomas Franklin Ropp, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Melvina Howell Ropp in household of Thomas Franklin Ropp, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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