Melvin Harry French

1870–1949 (Age 79)
Pittsburg, Coos, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Melvin Harry

When Melvin Harry French was born on 12 May 1870, in Pittsburg, Coos, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Benjamin French, was 46 and his mother, Betsey Haynes, was 40. He married Hattie Edna Collins on 17 July 1891, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Colebrook, Coos, New Hampshire, United States for about 20 years. He died on 23 December 1949, in Pittsburg, Coos, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 79.

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Melvin Harry French
Hattie Edna Collins
Marriage: 17 July 1891
Hildred E French
Harry Merrill French
Azel Holman French
Glenn Ruby French
Alta A French
Wilbur George French

Spouse & Children

17 July 1891
New Hampshire, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Benjamin French


  • Betsey Haynes




  • Mary Emiline French


  • Amy A French


  • Olive Whittier French


  • Charles Henry French


  • Hiram H. French


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1872 · The Amnesty Act

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • French in household of Benjamin French, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Melvin H French in household of Benjamin French, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Melvin H French, "United States Census, 1920"

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