Mayes Robert Altom

1914–1983 (Age 68)
Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mayes Robert

When Mayes Robert Altom was born on 15 July 1914, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Mack Altom, was 33 and his mother, Susie Watson, was 29. He had at least 1 son with Etta Aleda Jones. He lived in Gantt, Greenville, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Gantt Township, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1940. He died in March 1983, in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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Mayes Robert Altom
Etta Aleda Jones
Bobby Jones Altom

Spouse & Children

  • Male1914–1983Male

  • Etta Aleda Jones




  • Bobby Jones Altom


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 2

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 21

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Mayo Altom in household of John Altom, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mayus Altom in household of Johonson Altom, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mayes Altom in household of John M Altom, "United States Census, 1930"

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