Rachel Alice Altom

1883–1963 (Age 79)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Rachel Alice

When Rachel Alice Altom was born on 1 October 1883, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Harvey M Altom, was 26 and her mother, Mary Melviney "Viney" Price, was 19. She married James Samuel Bentley on 9 November 1906, in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 2, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 10 June 1963, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rachel Alice Altom
James Samuel Bentley
Marriage: 9 November 1906
Mattie Ruth Bentley
Mildred Bentley
Cleo Gladys Bentley
Edith Bentley

Spouse & Children

9 November 1906
Hawkins, Tennessee, United States


  • Mattie Ruth Bentley


  • Mildred Bentley


  • Cleo Gladys Bentley


  • Edith Bentley


Parents & Siblings

  • Harvey M Altom


  • Mary Melviney "Viney" Price




+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 3

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

Age 21

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Probably one of several variants of English Halton or Alton , but it could also be an altered form of English Altham, which is a habitational name from Altham in Whalley, Lancashire, named in Old English as ‘river meadow (hamm) of the swans (elfitu)’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rachel Bentley in household of James Bentley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rachel Bentley in household of J S Bentley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rachael Bentley in household of James Bentley, "United States Census, 1920"

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