Melba Hirsch Wall

3 February 1925–17 February 1996 (Age 71)
Louisiana, United States

The Life of Melba Hirsch

When Melba Hirsch Wall was born on 3 February 1925, in Louisiana, United States, her father, Clarence Davis Wall, was 22 and her mother, Cleo Pattric Phelps, was 17. She lived in Union, Louisiana, United States in 1930. She died on 17 February 1996, at the age of 71, and was buried in Farmerville, Union, Louisiana, United States.

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John Daniel Frasier
1920–2015
Melba Hirsch Wall
1925–1996

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone-built wall, e.g. one used to fortify a town or to keep back the encroachment of the sea (Old English w(e)all, from Latin vallum ‘rampart’, ‘palisade’).2 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well ).3 Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Bhál, a Gaelicized form of de Valle, the name of a Norman family established in Munster and Connacht.

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

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  • Melba H Wall in household of Clarence D Wall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melba W Frasier, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Melba W Frasier, "Find A Grave Index"

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