Alton Ellerson Alderman

1905–1991 (Age 85)
Rural Hall, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Alton Ellerson

When Alton Ellerson Alderman was born on 9 October 1905, in Rural Hall, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, his father, Aurelius Hamilton Alderman, was 27 and his mother, Josie Rodoskie Spainhour, was 13. He had at least 1 daughter with Sally Victoria Kiser. He lived in Bethania, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 15 January 1991, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Jefferson Church Of Christ Cemetery, Rural Hall, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States.

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Alton Ellerson Alderman
Sally Victoria Kiser
Willa Grey Alderman

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 13

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Southern English: status name from Middle English alderman, Old English ealdorman, literally ‘elder’. In medieval England an alderman was a member of the governing body of a city or borough; also the head of a guild.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alton E Alderman in household of Hans A Alderman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alton Alderman in entry for Sally Victoria Alderman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Alton Ellerson Alderman in entry for Willa Grey Alderman, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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