Advertisement
Advertisement

Melba Schwind (1897 - 1971)

A photo of Melba Schwind
Add photo
Melba Schwind
1897 - 1971
Born
January 14, 1897
Death
August 1971
Last Known Residence
Elma, Grays Harbor County, Washington 98541
Summary
Melba Schwind was born on January 14, 1897. She died in August 1971 at age 74. We know that Melba Schwind had been residing in Elma, Grays Harbor County, Washington 98541.
Updated: November 2, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Melba Schwind. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Melba's life.
Show & Tell Her Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Melba is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Melba's life so that she is always remembered.

Biography
Melba Schwind
Most commonly known as
Melba Schwind
Full name
Did Melba go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Elma, Grays Harbor County, Washington 98541
Last known residence
Female
Gender
Melba Schwind was born on
Birth
Melba Schwind died in
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Melba.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Melba Schwind?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Melba's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Melba born and where did she live?
Childhood

Education

Did Melba finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Melba attend?

Religion

Was Melba a religious woman?

Baptism

Was Melba baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what Melba did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Melba's life. Experiences, organizations, & how she spent her time.

Military Service

Did Melba serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Advertisement
Advertisement
Melba's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Schwind family tree.

Melba's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Melba Schwind Melba Schwind
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Melba's family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

There are no photos of Melba Schwind! Please share photos of Melba and the Schwind family.
Photo

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Melba.

Cancel

Share Melba's obituary or write your own to preserve her legacy.

Melba Schwind passed away in August 1971 at 74 years of age. She was born on January 14, 1897. There is no information about Melba's immediate family. We know that Melba Schwind had been residing in Elma, Grays Harbor County, Washington 98541.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Melba's lifetime.

In 1897, in the year that Melba Schwind was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1901, when she was only 4 years old, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1929, Melba was 32 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1931, Melba was 34 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1971, in the year of Melba Schwind's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

Other Schwinds

Other Biographies

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later." Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends. These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top