Nellie Mae Altom

1902–1995 (Age 92)
Clay City, Clay, Illinois, United States

The Life of Nellie Mae

When Nellie Mae Altom was born on 9 July 1902, in Clay City, Clay, Illinois, United States, her father, Jesse Thomas Altom, was 45 and her mother, Harriet Elizabeth Ince, was 46. She married Benjamin Franklin Clark on 21 February 1920, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Richland Township, Scott, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 May 1995, in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Nellie Mae Altom
1902–1995
Benjamin Franklin Clark
1898–1983
Marriage: 21 February 1920
Benamin Franklin Clark, Jr.
1921–2006
Robert Ozell Clark
1923–2010
Jessie Lucille Clark
1925–1981
Wayne Allen Clark
1942–1943

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
21 February 1920
Missouri, United States
children

(4)

Parents & Siblings

  • Jesse Thomas Altom

    Male1857–1930Male

  • Harriet Elizabeth Ince

    Female1856–1930Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 2

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1927

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Nillie Clark in household of Ben F Clark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie May Clark in household of Ben F Clark, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Altens in household of Jessie Altens, "United States Census, 1910"

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