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Melvil Dewey
Birth: Dec. 10, 1851
Adams Center
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 26, 1931
Lake Placid
Highlands County
Florida, USA

Melvil Dewey is best known as the originator of the Dewey Decimal System. His name was originally Louis Kossuth, he later went by Melville Dewey, then shortened his first name to Melvil. He proposed a decimal-based cataloging system after working in his college library for some time. He was a founding member of the American library Association and also served as director of the new York State library. He and his wife Emily created the Lake Placid Club in New York for promotion of winter sports. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joel Dewey (1810 - 1889)
  Eliza Green Dewey (1809 - 1885)
 
 Spouses:
  Annie R. Godfrey Dewey (1850 - 1922)*
  Emily Foss McKay Beal Dewey (1876 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Godfrey Dewey (1887 - 1977)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marion M. Dewey Tanner (1833 - 1908)*
  Maryett M. Dewey (1834 - 1836)*
  Manford Joel Dewey (1839 - 1922)*
  Marissa E. Dewey Green (1844 - 1922)*
  Melvil Dewey (1851 - 1931)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
North Elba Cemetery
North Elba
Essex County
New York, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 44.26233, -73.97143
 
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Record added: Oct 18, 2000
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Blessings and peace to you, Melvil. Your work lives on!
- Ghost Town Gal
 Added: Aug. 24, 2015
Today is "National Dewey Decimal System Day" in celebration of the birthday of Melvil Dewey, who created the Dewey Decimal Classification system. He was born, on this date, in 1851.
- ErgoSum
 Added: Dec. 10, 2014

- sniksnak
 Added: Apr. 17, 2014
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