Melvin Clarence McMaster

30 March 1911–1 July 1983 (Age 72)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Melvin Clarence

When Melvin Clarence McMaster was born on 30 March 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Alexander McMaster Jr., was 23 and his mother, Hazel Leona Pepper, was 19. He married Carol Maxine Caine on 28 November 1940, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 1 July 1983, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Clarence McMaster
1911–1983
Lyda Catherine Elzinga
1913–1990
Marriage: 20 January 1943
Melvin Clyde McMaster
1951–1951

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 January 1943
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

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.
1912 · The Capitol Building

Age 1

As time passed, smaller buildings became inadequate to house the local leaders and the territory legislator, so a call for a new permanent capitol building became an item of discussion. Several of people requested that Salt Lake City donate 20 acres of land for the construction of a new Capitol building, but plans were put on hold until Utah gained statehood in 1896. After the new state legislature passed the approval for the building of the Capitol, funding was secured and the search for a site was underway. One of the more popular sites considered was located on Fort Douglas property, but it was decided to construct it on the original 20 acres site now known as Capitol Hill. The Capitol has been renovated multiple times since its original construction, to better stabilize the structure to be able to withstand a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and to demonstrate the history of the state. The Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
1931

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maighstir or Mac A’Mhaighstir ‘son of (the) master’, from Gaelic maighstir, a title for a clergyman.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarence Mcmaster in household of Simon Dogger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clarence Mcmaster in household of Frank C Rose, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin C Mcmasters, "United States Census, 1940"

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