Melvin Arnold Thorsen (1928 - 2009)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Melvin Arnold Thorsen’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Melvin so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Melvin’s biography.

Melvin Arnold Thorsen Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Melvin Arnold Thorsen and his immediate Thorsen family. Add to Melvin Arnold Thorsen's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Melvin.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Melvin Arnold Thorsen? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

Share what Melvin did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Melvin Arnold Thorsen is a military veteran.

Middle name

Arnold

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Melvin's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Melvin's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Melvin a religious man? Add Melvin’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Melvin during various points of his life.

Timeline

1928 - In the year that Melvin Arnold Thorsen was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

1942 - At the age of just 14 years old, Melvin was alive when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

1949 - At the age of 21 years old, Melvin was alive when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

1952 - Melvin was 24 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

1959 - By the time he was 31 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

Melvin Arnold Thorsen Family Tree

Who was Melvin’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Melvin’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Melvin's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Melvin Arnold Thorsen
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Melvin's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Melvin Arnold Thorsen is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Melvin Arnold Thorsen passed away on July 16, 2009 at 81 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Melvin. He was born on April 5, 1928. There is no information about Melvin's family or relationships. We know that Melvin Arnold Thorsen had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

Memories

What do you remember about Melvin Arnold Thorsen? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Melvin is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Melvin Arnold Thorsen

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources