Maurice Doyle Melerine was born on 27 June 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Anthony and Leonicia (Campo) Melerine. Maurice's nickname was "Cajun" and his family had deep roots in Louisiana. When the 1940 census was enumerated almost a decade before Cajun's birth, his father worked as a fur trapper.
He attended St. Bernard High School.
Cajun likely met Edna Conrad in Louisiana and married her there. They had three children. By 1993 public records indicated they lived in Braxton County, West Virginia.
Maurice Doyle Melerine died on 6 June 2015 at his home in Burnsville, West Virginia.
Saint Bernard Voice, 9 June 2015
Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, Book of Memories, Maurice Doyle "Cajun" Melerine
US, Cemetery and Funeral Collection, 2014 Melerine, Maurice Doyle "Cajun"
US, Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002, 1995-2002 Burnsville, WV (Maurice Melerine)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Burnsville, WV (Maurice D. Melerine)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1935-2003 Melerine, Maurice D. (Burnsville, WV)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1935-2003 Melerine, Maurice D. (St. Bernard, LA)