Melvin Elsworth Spangler

7 November 1905–1982 (Age 76)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Melvin Elsworth

When Melvin Elsworth Spangler was born on 7 November 1905, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Edwin Alexander Spangler, was 24 and his mother, Dora Evelyn Longwell, was 26. He died in 1982, in Red Rock, Pinal, Arizona, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Melvin Elsworth Spangler
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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 14

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German (Bavarian): originally an occupational name for a maker of buckles, from an agent derivative of a diminutive form of Middle High German spange ‘clasp’, ‘buckle’, ‘ornamental fastening’, later coming to mean ‘tinsmith’, ‘plumber’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melvin E Spengler in household of James D Brogon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin E Spangler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvin Spangler in household of Dora Spangler, "United States Census, 1910"

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