Christopher James Alston

21 October 1875–26 June 1934 (Age 58)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Christopher James

When Christopher James Alston was born on 21 October 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Christopher Alston, was 22 and his mother, Annie Charlotte Chapman Smith, was 22. He married Nellie May Howard on 16 September 1915. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 26 June 1934, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher James Alston
1875–1934
Nellie May Howard
1879–
Marriage: 16 September 1915

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 September 1915
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 1
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
    1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn
    Age 1
    An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 21
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish:from the Middle English personal name Alstan, which is a coalescence of several different Old English personal names: Æthelstān ‘noble stone’, Ælfstān ‘elf stone’, Ealdstān ‘old stone’, or Ealhstān ‘temple stone’.habitational name from any of various places called Alston (in Cumbria, Lancashire, Devon, and Somerset) or Alstone (in Gloucestershire and Staffordshire). With the exception of Alston in Cumbria, which is formed with the Old Norse personal name Halfdan, these placenames all consist of an Old English personal name + Old English tūn ‘settlement’, for example Ælfsige in the case of Alstone in Gloucestershire.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Aston
    Allston
    Hailstone

    Sources (20)

    • Christopher J Alston, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Christopher James Alston, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
    • Christopher James Alston, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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