Sarah Elmina Altom

1874–1953 (Age 78)
Stamps, Lafayette, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Sarah Elmina

When Sarah Elmina Altom was born on 13 October 1874, in Stamps, Lafayette, Arkansas, United States, her father, James William 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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Sarah Elmina Altom

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • James William Altom


  • Mary Ann Dorman




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.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 2

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
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

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 (2)

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

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