Melvin Henry French

1902–1973 (Age 71)
Louisiana, United States

The Life of Melvin Henry

When Melvin Henry French was born on 4 March 1902, in Louisiana, United States, his father, Henry Lucas French, was 33 and his mother, Margaret LaMere, was 21. He married Cleo A Sutton on 24 September 1926, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. He lived in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 4 December 1973, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Osceola, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.

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Melvin Henry French
Cleo A Sutton
Marriage: 24 September 1926

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24 September 1926
St. Joseph, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 4

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 H French, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin H French in household of Henry L French, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Melvin H French in household of Margaret French, "United States Census, 1920"

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