Fred Melvin Parton

Male25 March 1935–17 November 2001

Brief Life History of Fred Melvin

When Fred Melvin Parton was born on 25 March 1935, his father, Fred Melvin Parton, was 20 and his mother, Nellie Doloris "Dolly" Curry, was 18. He married Myrna Kay Griffiths on 15 April 1975, in King, Washington, United States. He lived in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1990 and Auburn, King, Washington, United States in 2001. He died on 17 November 2001, in Kapowsin, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 66.

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Fred Melvin Parton
Myrna Kay Griffiths
Marriage: 15 April 1975

Sources (6)

  • Fredie Parton in household of Fred Parton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred M Parton, "Washington Marriage Index, 1969-2014"
  • Fred M Parton, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"

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  • Marriage
    15 April 1975King, Washington, United States
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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 2

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.


    Age 5

    Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

    1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

    Age 20

    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 (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from any of various places called Parton; most are named with Old English peretūn ‘pear orchard’ (a compound of pere ‘pear’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, with later change of -er- to -ar-, a regular phonetic development in Middle English). There are examples in Gloucestershire, two in Cumbria, and one in Kircudbrightshire, Scotland.

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

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