Andrew Thomas Alston

1860–4 May 1945 (Age 85)
Rock Creek Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Andrew Thomas

When Andrew Thomas Alston was born in 1860, in Rock Creek Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, John Alston, was 54 and his mother, Ann Ellison, was 40. He married Laura Adarena Newton on 16 January 1884. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 4 May 1945, in Dallas City, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Dallas City Cemetery, Dallas City, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Andrew Thomas Alston
1860–1945
Laura Adarena Newton
1863–1942
Marriage: 16 January 1884
Audley C Alston
1888–1983

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MARRIAGE
16 January 1884
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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 25

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

English:1. from the Middle English personal name Alstan, which is a coalescence of several different Old English personal names: Æðelstān ‘noble stone’, Ælfstān ‘elf stone’, Ealdstān ‘old stone’, or Ealhstān ‘altar stone’. 2. habitational name from any of various places called Alston (in Cumbria, Lancashire, Devon, and Somerset) or Alstone (in Gloucestershire and Staffordshire). With the exception of Alston in Cumbria, which is formed with the Old Scandinavian personal name Halfdan, these place names all consist of an Old English personal name + Old English tūn ‘settlement’, for example Ælfsige in the case of Alstone in Gloucestershire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew Alston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Andrew Alston, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Andrew T Alston, "United States Census, 1910"

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