Alinda Scott Bateman

Brief Life History of Alinda Scott

When Alinda Scott Bateman was born on 10 December 1891, in Port Norris, Commercial Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, her father, Americus Vespucci Bateman Sr., was 23 and her mother, Lena I. Perry, was 20. She married Chester E. Riland on 16 September 1914, in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Cumberland, New Jersey, United States in 1905 and Brunswick, Frederick, Maryland, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1964, at the age of 73, and was buried in Newport, Downe Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States.

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Chester E. Riland
Alinda Scott Bateman
Marriage: 16 September 1914
Alinda B Riland
Columbia Riland
Chester Riland

Sources (14)

  • Linda Bateman in household of Americus Bateman, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Bateman, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Alinda S Ambrose, "Maryland, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

World Events (8)


Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.


The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Bateman, Bat(te)man, and in the West Midlands of England Batemon, a pet form of Bate or Batte with the hypocoristic suffix -man.

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

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