Alvin Johnson Alderman

1893–1968 (Age 75)
Wythe, Virginia, United States

The Life of Alvin Johnson

When Alvin Johnson Alderman was born on 28 March 1893, in Wythe, Virginia, United States, his father, Johnson Alderman, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Ann Moles, was 29. He married Mary Jane Gearheart on 23 April 1918, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Burks Fork, Floyd, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 12 November 1968, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvin Johnson Alderman
Mary Jane Gearheart
Marriage: 23 April 1918
William Alderman
Ruby A. Alderman

Spouse & Children

23 April 1918
Montgomery, Virginia, United States


  • Male1919–1982Male

  • Ruby A. Alderman


Parents & Siblings

  • Johnson Alderman


  • Sarah Ann Moles




  • Male1880–1948Male

  • Thomas Lee Alterman


  • Mary Cora Alderman


  • George Alderman


  • James Madison Alderman


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 1

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Southern English: status name from Middle English alderman, Old English ealdorman, literally ‘elder’. In medieval England an alderman was a member of the governing body of a city or borough; also the head of a guild.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alven J Aldernan in household of Johnson Aldernan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alvin Alderman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alviss Alderman, "United States Census, 1920"

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