Melvin Esco Ellison

1897–1970 (Age 73)
Sharps Chapel, Union, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Melvin Esco

When Melvin Esco Ellison was born on 12 March 1897, in Sharps Chapel, Union, Tennessee, United States, his father, Berry Ellison, was 20 and his mother, Mary Alice Boruff, was 15. He married Esta M Shoffner on 20 August 1913, in Union, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 6, Union, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Lacey Township, Thomas, Kansas, United States in 1920. He died on 29 September 1970, in La Follette, Campbell, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Esco Ellison
Esta M Shoffner
Marriage: 20 August 1913
Upil Ellison

Spouse & Children

20 August 1913
Union, Tennessee, United States


  • Upil Ellison


Parents & Siblings

  • Berry Ellison


  • Female1881–1948Female



  • Male1897–1970Male

  • Babe Ellison


  • Male1900–1973Male

  • Mary Sue Ellison


  • Zola Ellison


+2 More Children

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 20

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Ellis .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Melvin E Alison, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melvin Ellison in household of Berry Ellison, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Melvin Ellison in household of Berry Ellison, "United States Census, 1910"

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