Opal Alsman

11 December 1907–15 May 1987 (Age 79)
Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Opal

When Opal Alsman was born on 11 December 1907, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, her father, Edward Alsman, was 24 and her mother, Julia Bennett, was 28. She married Alpha James Hinds on 6 May 1931, in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States. She lived in Rural, Randolph, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Nevins Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 15 May 1987, in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in West Lawn Cemetery, Curry Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alpha James Hinds
Opal Alsman
Marriage: 6 May 1931

Spouse and Children

6 May 1931
Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Julia Bennett





    Edith Alsman




    Marie Jessie Alsman


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German (Alsmann): probably from a Germanic personal name composed with a shortened form of adal ‘noble’ + man ‘man’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Opal Alsman in household of Ed Alsman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Opal Alsman in household of Ed Alsman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Opal Hinds in household of Alpha J Hinds, "United States Census, 1940"

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