Walter Hanson Salter

13 May 1908–9 February 1985 (Age 76)
Laurens, Georgia, United States

The Life of Walter Hanson

When Walter Hanson Salter was born on 13 May 1908, in Laurens, Georgia, United States, his father, John Harvey Salter, was 24 and his mother, Laura Belle Smith, was 19. He married Letitia Nell Beasley on 14 October 1934, in Liberty, Georgia, United States. He lived in District 16, Long, Georgia, United States in 1930 and District 17, Liberty, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 9 February 1985, in Midway, Liberty, Georgia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hinesville Cemetery, Live Oak, Liberty, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Hanson Salter
Letitia Nell Beasley
Marriage: 14 October 1934

Spouse and Children

14 October 1934
Liberty, Georgia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Harvey Salter


    Laura Belle Smith




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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

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.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 14

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

Age 21

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

1 English: occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt (a precious commodity in medieval times), from Middle English salt ‘salt’ + the agent suffix -er.2 English: occupational name for a player on the psaltery, a string instrument, Middle English, Old French saltere ‘psaltery’. (The Middle English word is derived from Latin psalterium, Greek psaltērion, from psallein ‘to sound’).3 North German form of Salzer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Salter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Salter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Salter in household of Harvey J Salter, "United States Census, 1920"

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