Melvin Fitzgerald (1918 - 1983)

A photo of Melvin Fitzgerald
Melvin Fitzgerald
1918 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Melvin Fitzgerald was born on July 31, 1918. He died in August 1983 at age 65. We know that Melvin Fitzgerald had been residing in Staunton, Staunton City County, Virginia 24401.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Melvin Fitzgerald Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Melvin Fitzgerald, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Fitzgerald family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Melvin Fitzgerald

First name

Melvin

Middle name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Male

Birth

Melvin Fitzgerald was born on

Death

Melvin Fitzgerald died in

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 Fitzgerald?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

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

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Melvin a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Staunton, Staunton City County, Virginia 24401

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?

Professions

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

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Melvin's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Melvin serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Melvin Fitzgerald?
View other bios of people named Melvin Fitzgeralds
Back to Top

Melvin Fitzgerald Family Tree

Melvin's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Fitzgerald family tree.

Melvin's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Melvin Fitzgerald
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Share Memories about Melvin

What do you remember about Melvin Fitzgerald? 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.

Melvin Fitzgerald Obituary

This obit of Melvin Fitzgerald is maintained by Melvin's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Melvin Fitzgerald died in August 1983 at 65 years of age. He was born on July 31, 1918. There is no information about Melvin's immediate family. We know that Melvin Fitzgerald had been residing in Staunton, Staunton City County, Virginia 24401.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Melvin Fitzgerald

1918 - 1983 World Events

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

In 1918, in the year that Melvin Fitzgerald was born, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1923, Melvin was only 5 years old when on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1938, he was 20 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1951, he was 33 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1983, in the year of Melvin Fitzgerald's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

Other Biographies

Other Melvin Fitzgeralds

Melvin G Fitzgerald
Born: around 1900
Utah, United States
Melvin A Fitzgerald
Born: around 1924
Washington, United States
Melvin C Fitzgerald
Born: around 1924
Texas, United States
Melvin H Fitzgerald
Born: around 1918
Virginia, United States
Melvin B. Fitzgerald
Born: around 1955
TX
Melvin Fitzgerald
Mar 19, 1903 - October 1977
Los Gatos, California
Melvin A Fitzgerald
Aug 20, 1924 - Aug 14, 1996
Mount Vernon, WA
Melvin Fitzgerald
Feb 13, 1907 - October 1959
Melvin G Fitzgerald
Oct 25, 1928 - Jan 18, 2009
Compton, CA
Melvin Fitzgerald
Aug 21, 1924 - Mar 14, 2006
Clovis, NM
Melvin H Fitzgerald
Jun 30, 1946 - May 21, 2009
Knoxville, TN
Melvin E Fitzgerald
Sep 24, 1910 - May 25, 1990
Melvin Fitzgerald
Aug 15, 1885 - August 1977
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Melvin Fitzgerald
Jan 23, 1911 - October 1978
Huntington Beach, California
Melvin M Fitzgerald
Apr 20, 1915 - Apr 9, 2011
Taylorsville, NC
Melvin P Fitzgerald
Jun 13, 1925 - Jan 2, 2007
Linwood, NC
Melvin G Fitzgerald
Aug 14, 1931 - Aug 14, 2001
Lecanto, FL
Melvin Fitzgerald
Feb 20, 1935 - October 1986
Atwater, California

Other Fitzgeralds

Lillie M Fitzgerald
Sep 5, 1913 - Sep 15, 1997
Staunton, VA
Nellie S Fitzgerald
Aug 14, 1914 - May 18, 1997
Churchville, VA
Woody Fitzgerald
Apr 6, 1895 - May 1964
Virginia
Margaret Fitzgerald
Dec 12, 1896 - August 1983
Great Falls, Virginia
Wallace Fitzgerald
Feb 21, 1907 - September 1977
Vinton, Virginia
Willie Fitzgerald
Oct 19, 1896 - November 1969
Roanoke, Virginia
Lawney Fitzgerald
Sep 9, 1906 - September 1985
Roseland, Virginia
Jessie L Fitzgerald
Jun 3, 1915 - Jun 24, 1997
Roanoke, VA
Myrtle E Fitzgerald
Feb 10, 1917 - Apr 28, 2004
Danville, VA
Hugh S Fitzgerald
Feb 14, 1917 - Apr 22, 2002
Salem, VA
Charlie Fitzgerald
Oct 8, 1898 - May 1983
Danville, Virginia
Ethel Fitzgerald
Oct 3, 1908 - February 1973
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
John A Fitzgerald
Jul 18, 1915 - Jun 1, 2008
Norfolk, VA
George H Fitzgerald
May 16, 1919 - Apr 19, 2004
Danville, VA
William Fitzgerald
Sep 17, 1893 - May 1964
Virginia
William Fitzgerald
Aug 13, 1894 - August 1970
Danville, Virginia
Tommy Fitzgerald
May 6, 1899 - February 1977
Danville, Virginia
Evelyn Fitzgerald
Feb 13, 1918 - June 1986
Danville, Virginia
Mable Fitzgerald
Oct 6, 1898 - November 1981
Danville, Virginia
Felix Fitzgerald
Jan 6, 1911 - Jan 29, 1993
Dry Fork, VA

Other Bios

Crawford Sheets
Dec 6, 1904 - May 1984
Mount Sidney, Virginia
J Wine
Dec 8, 1893 - April 1982
Mount Sidney, Virginia
Bernard C Sheets
Jul 13, 1914 - Apr 13, 2010
Bridgewater, VA
Carl Fultz
Apr 24, 1899 - March 1966
Mount Sidney, Virginia
William H Burke
Oct 21, 1908 - Jan 2, 1985
Woodrow Rodgers
Jan 2, 1916 - November 1987
Staunton, Virginia
George H Cooke
Jan 10, 1916 - Feb 2, 2007
Lansing, MI
Allouise E Stover
Nov 3, 1917 - Aug 4, 2004
Gaithersburg, MD
Walter Clatterbaugh
Mar 22, 1912 - January 1986
New Hope, Virginia
Henry Gaylor
Jul 18, 1899 - June 1969
Staunton, Virginia
William Glover
Mar 12, 1911 - January 1959
Warrick Henderson
Aug 11, 1904 - December 1965
Staunton, Virginia
Harry Jackson
May 10, 1885 - November 1967
Staunton, Virginia
Robert Madison
Feb 4, 1911 - October 1983
Waynesboro, Virginia
Virgie M Humphreys
Dec 15, 1916 - Jun 17, 2002
Fishersville, VA
L S Powell
Jan 29, 1921 - June 1993
Weyers Cave, VA
Herbert F Painter
Apr 28, 1908 - Jan 21, 1996
Staunton, VA
Jessie C Pence
Oct 20, 1905 - Apr 25, 1994
Staunton, VA
Ricarte Ramire
Aug 4, 1886 - January 1968
Washington, District of Columbia
J H Shomo
Oct 31, 1903 - Jun 29, 1988
Staunton, VA
Success Stories from Biographies like Melvin Fitzgerald
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.