Melvin John Schwarz

30 November 1899–15 September 1974 (Age 74)
Grantfork, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life of Melvin John

When Melvin John Schwarz was born on 30 November 1899, in Grantfork, Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, John Casper Schwarz, was 31 and his mother, Anna Maria Bellm, was 24. He married Clara K Moss on 15 September 1921. He lived in Grantfork, Leef Township, Madison, Illinois Territory, United States in 1900 and Leef Township, Madison, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 September 1974, in Highland, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Highland Family Cemetery, Highland, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin John Schwarz
Clara K Moss
Marriage: 15 September 1921

Spouse and Children

15 September 1921

Parents and Siblings

    John Casper Schwarz





World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 11

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schwartz .

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

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Melvin J Schwarz ~ Find a Grave Information

Birth: Nov. 30, 1899 Grantfork Madison County Illinois, USA Death: Sep. 15, 1974 Highland Madison County Illinois, USA No Children Second wife was Mary Morton Family links: Parents: John Caspe …

Sources (3)

  • Melvin Schwarz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin Schwarz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvin Schwarz in household of John C Schwarz, "United States Census, 1920"

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