Oscar August Melander


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MELANDER, Oscar August

Oscar August Melander was born on March 1st 1893 to August Hansson & Cecilia [Anderson-Pehrsson] Melander in Duluth, Minnesota. He went to college at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities.

Mr. Melander registered for military service on June 5th 1917 on the UoM campus during World War 1. He was a part of the U.S. Army's 447th Engineer Depot Attachment. He returned home after the war.

He  married Helga Maria [Keskitalo] on May 23rd 192? and they started a family. He became a nationally recognized architect designing most of the buildings on the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) campus as well as many prominent buildings in the Duluth and northeastern Minnesota area.

Mr. Melander also registered for WWII, though no record of him being called again to military service, at 47 years old, existis. He had a brother Albin Reinhold Melander who also served in the military. He served in the U.S. Army in WWI.


Oscar Melander died on April 15th 1979 at 84 years of age in Duluth. He is buried at Park Hill Cemetery in Duluth.


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