Alpha Arlena Hartman

15 March 1913–1 November 1986 (Age 73)
Franklin, Iowa, United States

The Life of Alpha Arlena

When Alpha Arlena Hartman was born on 15 March 1913, in Franklin, Iowa, United States, her father, Milburn Tom Hartman, was 29 and her mother, Laura Johanna Thompson, was 28. She married Ellis Vernon Reyner on 15 December 1945, in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Ames, Story, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Washington Township, Story, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 1 November 1986, in Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Twin Bridges, Madison, Montana, United States.

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Ellis Vernon Reyner
Alpha Arlena Hartman
Marriage: 15 December 1945

Spouse and Children

15 December 1945
Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Merle Leora Hartman


    Geraldine Roselle Hartman


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 4

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1933 · Fort Peck Dam Construction Begins

Age 20

Construction on the Fort Peck Dam started in 1933. It is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River. It is located in the northeastern part of Montana near Glasgow and Fort Peck.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hard ‘hardy’, ‘strong’ + man ‘man’.2 Respelling of German Hartmann . This name is also found in Slovenia and elsewhere in central Europe.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): elaborated form of Hart .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alpha A Hartman in household of Jane Briggs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alpha A Hartman in household of Melburn T Hartman, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Alpha Hartman in household of Melom T Hartman, "United States Census, 1930"

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