Melvine Viola Alvarado

Female11 August 1901–14 January 1992

Brief Life History of Melvine Viola

When Melvine Viola Alvarado was born on 11 August 1901, in Arizona, United States, her father, Jose Maria “Joseph” Alvarado, was 22 and her mother, Viola Vine Townsend, was 20. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Paul S Thomas. She lived in Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States for about 20 years and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 14 January 1992, in California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Paul S Thomas
Melvine Viola Alvarado
Melvine J Thomas
Clarence Joseph Thomas

Sources (9)

  • Melvine V Thomas in household of Paul S Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vine Miller, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Melvine Viola Alvarado Thomas, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 5

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.


Age 26

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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Luis, Manuel, Carlos, Jesus, Francisco, Raul, Jorge, Pedro, Guadalupe, Mario.

Spanish: habitational name from a place in Badajoz province called Alvarado. Compare Albarado and Alvardo .

History: This name was first taken to Latin America by Pedro de Alvarado (c. 1485–1541), Spanish conquistador and companion of Hernán Cortés. He became governor of Tenochtitlán after the conquest of the Aztecs in Mexico.

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

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