Alma O. Heffner

28 August 1895–28 December 1953 (Age 58)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Alma O.

When Alma O. Heffner was born on 28 August 1895, in Illinois, United States, her father, John Peter Heffner, was 37 and her mother, Catharine Lavina Blake, was 23. She married Hugh Van Landingham on 14 December 1932, in Mississippi, United States. She lived in Wilcox Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Warsaw, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 28 December 1953, in San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 58.

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Hugh Van Landingham
Alma O. Heffner
Marriage: 14 December 1932

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14 December 1932
Mississippi, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

German (southwestern) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a potter ( see Hafner ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alma Heffner in household of John Heffner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alma Heffner in household of John Heffner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alma Heffner in household of John Heffner, "United States Census, 1930"

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