Alma C Allen

1857–1878 (Age 21)
St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Alma C

When Alma C Allen was born in 1857, in St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Charles H. Allen, was 27 and her mother, Almira Heaton, was 23. She married Henry Clay Salton on 18 October 1869, in Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1860 and Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1870. She died about 1878, in Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 21.

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Alma C Allen
Henry Clay Salton
Marriage: 18 October 1869
Clara Salton
Laura Salton
Lela A Salton
Ernest LeRoy Salton

Spouse & Children

18 October 1869
Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan, United States


  • Clara Salton


  • Laura Salton


  • Lela A Salton


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 6

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alma Salton in household of Henry Salton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alma Allen in household of Charles Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alma Allen in entry for Daniel Case and Laura Satton, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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