Melville Alver French

1897–1949 (Age 52)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Melville Alver

When Melville Alver French was born on 24 August 1897, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, his father, Julius J Hammerschlag, was 19 and his mother, Ella G Hammerschlag, was 16. He married Lucie Jensen on 20 May 1937. He lived in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. He died on 11 December 1949, in Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in East Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Melville Alver French
Lucie Jensen
Marriage: 20 May 1937

Spouse & Children

20 May 1937

Parents & Siblings

  • Julius J Hammerschlag


  • Ella G Hammerschlag




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 9

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 15

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Melville French in household of Julins Hammerschlag, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melville A French in household of Julius J Hammerschlag, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Melville French in household of Lucille French, "United States Census, 1940"

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