Melvin Stanton “Mel” Tapley was born in New York on May 29, 1918.
In the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, the Tapley family of three lived in Cortlandt, New York at 1105 Park Street. His parents were Harry, a chauffeur, and Louise, and his age was recorded as nine months, which would make his birth in 1919. In 1930 he lived at the same street address but in Peekskill Village of Cortlandt Town. Continue Reading →