Shirley Altom

1934–2012 (Age 78)
McMullin, Scott, Missouri, United States

The Life of Shirley

When Shirley Altom was born on 31 May 1934, in McMullin, Scott, Missouri, United States, her father, Jesse Franklin Altom, was 45 and her mother, Eva Nolen, was 39. She lived in Richland Township, Scott, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 5 December 2012, in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Sikeston, Scott, Missouri, United States.

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Shirley Altom
Walker Glen McClellan

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  • Female1934–2012Female

  • Walker Glen McClellan


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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1945 · Missouri's Fourth Constitution Becomes Effective

Age 11

Missouri's current constitution became effective on March 30, 1945.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 21

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Shirley Jane Altom in household of J S Altom, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Shirley J Mcclellan, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Shirley June Altom McClellan, "Find A Grave Index"

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