Mellie Viney French

1904–1978 (Age 73)
Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States

The Life of Mellie Viney

When Mellie Viney French was born on 16 December 1904, her father, William Hartwell French, was 54 and her mother, Nancy Nolan, was 34. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Oscar Collie Ferguson. She lived in Dublin, Erath, Texas, United States in 1910. She died in July 1978, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Mellie Viney French
Oscar Collie Ferguson
Charles Ferguson
Julian Ferguson
Betty Loraine Ferguson
Jerald Ferguson

Spouse & Children



  • Charles Ferguson


  • Julian Ferguson


  • Betty Loraine Ferguson


  • Jerald Ferguson


Parents & Siblings

  • William Hartwell French


  • Female1870–1967Female



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World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. 2. variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mellie Ferguson in household of Oscar Ferguson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mellie Ferguson in household of O C Ferguson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mellie French in household of Wm H French, "United States Census, 1910"

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