Selmer Alme

Rutland, Dane, Wisconsin Territory, United States

The Life of Selmer

When Selmer Alme was born in May 1891, in Rutland, Dane, Wisconsin Territory, United States, his father, Herman O Alme, was 42 and his mother, Bertha Andersdotter, was 25.

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Herman O Alme
Bertha Andersdotter
Orin Alexander Alme
Olive Alme
Selmer Alme
Carl Alme

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 32

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the seven farms, most in western Norway, so named, from an inflected form of Old Norse almr ‘elm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Selmer Alme, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Selmer Alme, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Selmer Alme in household of Robert Ottoson, "United States Census, 1900"

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