Alta Mae Polley

16 October 1883–25 May 1967 (Age 83)
Dade, Missouri, United States

The Life of Alta Mae

When Alta Mae Polley was born on 16 October 1883, in Dade, Missouri, United States, her father, Daniel Webster Polley, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Ann Neal, was 39. She married Elof S. Bergstrom on 27 March 1927, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. She lived in Muscogee Creek Nation, Indian Territory, United States in 1900 and Green River, King, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 25 May 1967, in Auburn, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 83.

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Elof S. Bergstrom
Alta Mae Polley
Marriage: 27 March 1927

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    Elof S. Bergstrom



27 March 1927
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 21

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English (Essex): variant spelling of Polly .2 French: variant of Pollet .3 Altered spelling of French Polly .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alta M Polley in household of Nathaniel W Polley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mae Bergstrom in household of Frank Bucanan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mae Polley, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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