Alta L Pegan

December 1890–3 October 1979 (Age 88)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Alta L

When Alta L Pegan was born in December 1890, in Missouri, United States, her father, Charles H. Pegan, was 27 and her mother, Lilly Belle Knowles, was 27. She married James Walter Jacobs on 26 January 1912, in Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. She lived in Clarksville, Calumet Township, Pike, Missouri Territory, United States in 1900. She died on 3 October 1979, in Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 88.

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James Walter Jacobs
Alta L Pegan
Marriage: 26 January 1912

Spouse and Children

26 January 1912
Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles H. Pegan


    Lilly Belle Knowles




    Grace Mae Pegan



World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

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.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 24

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Alta Pegan in household of Chas H Pegan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alta Pegan Or Ryan, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Alta Ryan, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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