Reese Jarnogen Altom

1885–1960 (Age 74)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Reese Jarnogen

When Reese Jarnogen Altom was born on 27 January 1885, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Frank Altom, was 35 and his mother, Martha Cornelia Maddox, was 31. He had at least 1 daughter with Jemima A Talley. He lived in Civil District 9, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 4, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 6 January 1960, in Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reese Jarnogen Altom
Jemima A Talley
Rose J Altom

Spouse & Children



  • Rose J Altom


Parents & Siblings

  • William Frank Altom


  • Martha Cornelia Maddox




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Reece Altom, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Reece J Altom in household of W F Altom, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Reese J Altom in household of William F Altom, "United States Census, 1910"

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