Shelby William Altom

1928–1971 (Age 43)
Swifton, Jackson, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Shelby William

When Shelby William Altom was born on 21 February 1928, in Swifton, Jackson, Arkansas, United States, his father, Willie L. Vester Altom, was 23 and his mother, Lenora Linnie Lee Crawford, was 20. He married Yvonne Valerie Ann Crisp in 1959, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 11 December 1971, in Chowchilla, Madera, California, United States, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

Shelby William Altom
1928–1971
Yvonne Valerie Ann Crisp
1937–2002
Marriage: 1959
Teresa Lynn Altom
1962–2008

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1959
United States
children

(1)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(5)

  • Carrol Vester Altom

    Male1925–Male

  • Male1928–1971Male

  • Kenneth Eugene Altom

    Male1931–Male

  • Ruby Joyce Altom

    Female1933–Female

  • Bobby Ray Altom

    Male1936–1945Male

World Events (8)

1929

Age 1

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.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 6

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1941

Age 13

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Shelby William Altom - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Shelbie William Altom

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