Melvin Ray French

1922–2000 (Age 77)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Melvin Ray

When Melvin Ray French was born on 15 August 1922, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Ernest French, was 28 and his mother, Evanna J Barnes, was 32. He lived in Civil District 2, Grundy, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 12 March 2000, at the age of 77.

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Melvin Ray French
1922–2000
Corinne Ross
1932–1968

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 9

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

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

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 (2)

  • Melvin French in household of Ernest French, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin French in entry for Mary Othella Baggett, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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