Vernon Lawrence Melville

24 June 1921–9 May 2009 (Age 87)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Vernon Lawrence

When Vernon Lawrence Melville was born on 24 June 1921, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Leon E Melville, was 27 and his mother, Mae Belle Segers, was 21. He married Laurine Wactor on 25 February 1934, in Newellton, Tensas, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1935 and Police Jury Ward 2, Tensas, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He died on 9 May 2009, in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Newellton, Tensas, Louisiana, United States.

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Vernon Lawrence Melville
Laurine Wactor
Marriage: 25 February 1934
Vernon Lawrence Melville

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25 February 1934
Newellton, Tensas, Louisiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 4

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy called Malleville, from Latin mala ‘bad’ + ville ‘settlement’.2 Irish (mainly Ulster): English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Maoilmhichíl ‘descendant of Maoilmhichil’, a personal name meaning ‘devotee of (Saint) Michael’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Burnam Melville in household of Leon E Melville, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vernon Melville in household of Leon E Melville, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vernon Lawrence Melville Sr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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