Alva Dean Alderman

1864–1945 (Age 81)
Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States

The Life of Alva Dean

When Alva Dean Alderman was born on 2 October 1864, in Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States, his father, Eli Reynolds Alderman, was 24 and his mother, Laura Augusta Danley, was 23. He married Elizabeth C McCoy on 7 October 1886. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Marietta Ward 2, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Lakewood, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1930. He died on 14 November 1945, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Alva Dean Alderman
Elizabeth C McCoy
Marriage: 7 October 1886
Comly Dean Alderman
Gladys Alderman
Royal McCoy Alderman

Spouse & Children

7 October 1886


  • Comly Dean Alderman


  • Gladys Alderman


  • Male1896–1978Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Eli Reynolds Alderman


  • Laura Augusta Danley




  • Earle Stimson OR Earl Simpson Alderman


  • Male1864–1945Male

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1866 · Cleveland Police Department Established

Age 2

The Cleveland Police Department was created under the Metropolitan Police Act by the Ohio General Assembly. It was headed by a board of police commissioners tasked with the job of appointing a superintendent and officers. The department had become more innovated, starting with adopting the callbox system, using police wagons, and forming mounted units. In 1903, the department was handed over to the city to fund and control it.

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Southern English: status name from Middle English alderman, Old English ealdorman, literally ‘elder’. In medieval England an alderman was a member of the governing body of a city or borough; also the head of a guild.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alva Alderman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alva D Alderman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alva D Alderman, "United States Census, 1920"

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