Mildred Geneva Altom

1915–1994 (Age 79)
Amery, Polk, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Mildred Geneva

When Mildred Geneva Altom was born on 14 January 1915, in Amery, Polk, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Clarence Otto Altom, was 30 and her mother, Maude Rose Turner, was 25. She married Virgil Carson Luber on 23 September 1939, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Eau Claire, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Wisconsin, United States in 1994. She died on 9 May 1994, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Washington, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mildred Geneva Altom
Virgil Carson Luber
Marriage: 23 September 1939
Jerry Allen Luber

Spouse & Children

23 September 1939
Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States


  • Jerry Allen Luber


Parents & Siblings

  • Clarence Otto Altom


  • Female1889–1970Female



  • Ruby Bernice Altom


  • Female1915–1994Female

  • Dorothy Lucille Altom


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 4

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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.

Story Highlight

Life Story

Mildred Geneva Altom was born in 1915 to Maude rose turner Altom and Clarence Otto Altom in Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin. She grew up in Altoona with her two sisters Ruby and Dorothy. She spen …

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Sources (3)

  • Mildred Guber in household of Virgil Guber, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mildred Alton in household of Otto Alton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mildred Geneva Luber, "Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997"

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