Melvin Eunomious French

1881–1965 (Age 84)
Moody, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Melvin Eunomious

When Melvin Eunomious French was born on 24 July 1881, in Moody, South Dakota, United States, his father, Andrew J French, was 28 and his mother, Ida Allen, was 30. He married Mary Fern Odell in 1905, in South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 29 November 1965, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Melvin Eunomious French
Mary Fern Odell
Marriage: 1905
Phyllis Lucretia French
Clayton B. French

Spouse & Children

South Dakota, United States


  • Phyllis Lucretia French


  • Male1907–1975Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Andrew J French


  • Ida Allen




World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 1

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Melvin French, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin E French, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Melvin E French, "United States Census, 1920"

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