Sarah Elmina Altom

13 October 1874–20 April 1953 (Age 78)
Stamps, Lafayette, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Elmina

When Sarah Elmina Altom was born on 13 October 1874, in Stamps, Lafayette, Arkansas, United States, her father, William James Altom, was 21 and her mother, Mary Ann Dorman, was 20. She lived in La Grange Township, Lafayette, Arkansas, United States in 1880. She died on 20 April 1953, in Gunter, Grayson, Texas, United States, at the age of 78.

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Walter R. Robinson
Sarah Elmina Altom
Hazel C. Robinson
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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 1
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
Age 6
Historical Boundaries 1827: Hempstead, Arkansas Territory, United States 1880: Lafayette, Arkansas, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 22
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Haltom and possibly also of Alton , but it could also be an altered form of Altham, which is a habitational name from Altham in Whalley, Lancashire, named in Old English as ‘river meadow (hamm) of the swans (elfitu)’. Compare Altum .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Sarah Altom in household of James Altom, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Elmina Sawyer, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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