Melvin Marshall Easley

22 February 1927–6 July 2007 (Age 80)
Madisonville, Madison, Texas, United States

The Life of Melvin Marshall

When Melvin Marshall Easley was born on 22 February 1927, in Madisonville, Madison, Texas, United States, his father, Ira Gibson Easley, was 33 and his mother, Irene Lydia Patterson, was 18. He married Cherry Pauline Grigsby on 22 December 1951. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Anderson, Texas, United States in 1940 and Killeen, Bell, Texas, United States for about 14 years. He died on 6 July 2007, in Temple, Bell, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Killeen, Bell, Texas, United States.

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Melvin Marshall Easley
Cherry Pauline Grigsby
Marriage: 22 December 1951
Charlotte Yvonne Easley

Spouse and Children

22 December 1951


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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 2

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 21

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of German Eisele . Compare Isley .2 English: unexplained. This name is quite widespread in Britain.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melvin Easley in household of Ira Easley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvin Easley in household of Ira Easley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin Marshall Easley, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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