Alvin Moroni Montierth Somes

30 December 1824–10 June 1909 (Age 84)
Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Alvin Moroni

When Alvin Moroni Montierth Somes was born on 30 December 1824, in Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine, United States, his father, Benjamin Burley Somes, was 26 and his mother, Adaline S Morse, was 21. He married Caroline Kimball Hardy on 30 April 1848, in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 June 1909, in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Thatcher Cemetery, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvin Moroni Montierth Somes
Harriet West Crapo
Marriage: 1 August 1852
Mary Adeline Montierth
Annie Maria Montierth
Alvin Benjamin Montierth
Charles William Montierth
Harriet Augusta Montierth
Eugene Ernest Montierth
Marion Winthrop Montierth
Clarence Carlton Montierth
George Francis Somes Montierth
Caroline Kimball Montierth
Eva Mae Montierth

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  • Marriage
    1 August 1852Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 5
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition
    Age 27
    "In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Monteith .

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

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    Alvin Moroni Montierth - Handwritten Account

    ***Note, this document was originally a scan and has thus been run through an OCR engine. As such, spelling corrections have been made, both from the OCR engine as well as from the original document.* …

    Sources (45)

    • Alvin Somes in entry for Annie Maria Pearce, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Alvin M Montierth, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Alvin M. Montierth in entry for Eugene Earnest Montierth, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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