Orvind Vernon Altom

1919–2011 (Age 92)
Ida, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Orvind Vernon

Orvind Vernon Altom was born on 14 February 1919, in Ida, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States. He married Hollis Ethel Reed on 1 August 1940, in Arkansas, United States. He died on 19 October 2011, in Drasco, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Ida, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States.

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Orvind Vernon Altom
1919–2011
Hollis Ethel Reed
1920–1997
Marriage: 1 August 1940

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1 August 1940
Arkansas, United States

World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 3

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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.

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