Melvin Robert Wear

9 January 1940–3 November 1995 (Age 55)
Colorado, United States

The Life of Melvin Robert

When Melvin Robert Wear was born on 9 January 1940, in Colorado, United States, his father, Charles Albert Wear, was 24 and his mother, Ida Edna Hein, was 24. He had at least 2 sons. He lived in Election Precinct 21 Northeast Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 3 November 1995, at the age of 55, and was buried in Rifle, Garfield, Colorado, United States.

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Charles Albert Wear
Ida Edna Hein
Melvin Robert Wear

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · Red Rocks Amphitheatre Opens

Age 1

On June 15 1941, the only naturally occurring, acustically perfect amphitheatre of its kind in the world, was opend to visitors. It features animals, plants birds, and insects from both the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 15

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English (Northumbria):1. topographic name for someone who lived by the Wear river in northern England. The river name is ancient, occuring in the form Vedra in Ptolemy's Geographia; it is probably a Celtic word meaning ‘water’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived near a dam or weir, a variant spelling of Ware 1, or a habitational name from a place called Weare, in Devon and Somerset, from Old English wær, wer ‘weir’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Melvin R Wear in household of Charles A Wear, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvin Robert Wear, "Find A Grave Index"

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