Melvin Alvern French

1899–1979 (Age 80)
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Melvin Alvern

Melvin Alvern French was born on 18 February 1899, in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States as the son of William G. French and Madge Marion Lowell. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Hester Deliva Mudge. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 24 April 1979, at the age of 80, and was buried in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Melvin Alvern French
Hester Deliva Mudge
Dorothea French
Donald French
Dolores French

Spouse & Children



  • Dorothea French


  • Donald French


  • Dolores French


Parents & Siblings

  • William G. French


  • Madge Marion Lowell




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.

Age 21

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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 A French, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvin A French, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin Alvin French, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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