Susan Harriet Altom

1912–2001 (Age 88)
Fairfield, Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life of Susan Harriet

When Susan Harriet Altom was born on 20 November 1912, her father, Irven Horace Altom, was 34 and her mother, Carolina Carrie Hostettler, was 36. She married David Lewis White on 23 February 1935, in Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Harter Township, Clay, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 8 February 2001, in Fairfield, Wayne, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Flora, Clay, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Susan Harriet Altom
David Lewis White
Marriage: 23 February 1935
Jerry White

Spouse & Children

23 February 1935
Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States


  • Jerry White


Parents & Siblings



  • Julius Murriel Altom


  • Male1905–1990Male

  • Herman E. Altom


  • Carrie Belle Altom


  • Female1912–2001Female

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

Age 1

Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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 (3)

  • Harriett Altom in household of Irvin H Altom, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harriet Alton, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Susan Harriet Altom White, "Find A Grave Index"

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