Altha Lloyd Modesitt

4 August 1879–18 March 1949 (Age 69)
Clay, Indiana, United States

The Life of Altha Lloyd

When Altha Lloyd Modesitt was born on 4 August 1879, in Clay, Indiana, United States, his father, John Alvin Modesitt, was 34 and his mother, Mary Jane Mace, was 34. He married Pearl May Stevens on 10 January 1901. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Clay, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Brazil Township, Clay, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 18 March 1949, at the age of 69, and was buried in Calcutta, Clay, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Altha Lloyd Modesitt
Pearl May Stevens
Marriage: 10 January 1901
Violet Modesitt
Robert Lloyd Modesitt
Audrie Lela Modesitt
Harry E Modesitt
Edith Carlee Modesitt
Ludia Opal Pancy Modesitt
Hazel Margaret Modesitt
Bertha Faye Modesitt

Spouse and Children

10 January 1901


    Violet Modesitt


    Robert Lloyd Modesitt



    Harry E Modesitt


    Edith Carlee Modesitt


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Alvin Modesitt


    Mary Jane Mace




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Probably of French origin. Compare Modisette . There are clusters of this name in IN and WV; the name is recorded in WV in the 18th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Altha Modesitt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Altha L Modesitt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Altha Modesitt, "United States Census, 1930"

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