Sylvester J Altom

1866–1946 (Age 79)
Henderson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sylvester J

When Sylvester J Altom was born on 25 November 1866, in Henderson, Tennessee, United States, his father, David Crockett Altom, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Jane Shipman, was 23. He married Isabel Derryberry in 1887. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 1, Henderson, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 23 January 1946, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Sylvester J Altom
1866–1946
Isabel Derryberry
1869–1926
Marriage: 1887
Viuna Altom
1888–1953
Eugena Altom
1890–1915
Naomi Geneva Altom
1893–1927
Levis Altom
1894–
Levie Lou Altom
1896–1936
Homer Gray Altom Sr
1898–1944
Oda Altom
1901–1979
Ola Vesta Altom
1904–1932
William Taft Altom
1908–1936
Altom
1911–1911

Spouse & Children

  • Male1866–1946Male

  • Isabel Derryberry

    Female1869–1926Female

MARRIAGE
1887
children

(10)

  • Viuna Altom

    Female1888–1953Female

  • Eugena Altom

    Female1890–1915Female

  • Naomi Geneva Altom

    Female1893–1927Female

  • Levis Altom

    Male1894–Male

  • Levie Lou Altom

    Female1896–1936Female

+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(10)

  • Male1866–1946Male

  • Elizabeth (Lizzie) Martin Altom

    Female1869–1940Female

  • Ocee A. or O.C. Altom

    Female1871–1937Female

  • Baby Altom

    Male1874–1874Male

  • Female1875–1954Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 12

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Silvesta J Altom, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sylvester J Altom in household of David C Altom, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Silvester J Altman, "United States Census, 1900"

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