Stacy William Alter

Male29 September 1906–31 May 1986

Brief Life History of Stacy William

When Stacy William Alter was born on 29 September 1906, in Marion Township, Henry, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas Edward Alter, was 34 and his mother, Edna Julia Ginkins, was 24. He lived in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States in 1935 and Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States in 1940. He died on 31 May 1986, in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States, at the age of 79.

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Thomas Edward Alter
Edna Julia Ginkins
Lois Edna Alter
James Thomas Alter
Stacy William Alter
Max Iril Alter
Crystal Jessie Alter
Shirley Ethel Alter
Lucy Arthel Alter

Sources (11)

  • Stacy Alter, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Stacy Wm. Alter, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Stacy William Alter, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 7

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.


Age 21

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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Aron, Avrohom, Meyer, Rivkah, Alter, Chiam, Haim, Hyman, Uri, Yisroel, Yol.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): distinguishing epithet for the older of two bearers of the same personal name.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Alter, an inflected form of alt ‘old’. This was in part an omen or well-wishing name, expressing the parents’ hope that the child would live a long life; in part a protective name, given to a child born after the death of a sibling, but also said to have sometimes been assumed by someone who was seriously ill. The purpose is supposed to have been to confuse the Angel of Death into thinking that the person was old and so not worth claiming as a victim.

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

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