Alma C Bechtel

2 April 1897–1959 (Age 61)
Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Alma C

When Alma C Bechtel was born on 2 April 1897, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John L. Bechtel, was 27 and her mother, Clara Belle Custer, was 29. She lived in Collegeville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States for about 40 years. She died in 1959, at the age of 62, and was buried in Collegeville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Southwestern German: from a pet form of Becht or a short form of Bechtold .

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

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  • Alma B Mcallister in household of William C Mcallister, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alma B Mcallister in household of William C Mcallister, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alma Bechtel in household of John L Bechtel, "United States Census, 1920"

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