Alvin Augustus Southard

1 March 1891–November 1962 (Age 71)
Palmyra, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life of Alvin Augustus

When Alvin Augustus Southard was born on 1 March 1891, in Palmyra, Somerset, Maine, United States, his father, Adelbert H Southard, was 22 and his mother, Crissie L Kimball, was 25. He married Georgia Marson on 5 September 1914, in Maine, United States. He lived in Detroit, Somerset, Maine, United States in 1900 and Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died in November 1962, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Alvin Augustus Southard
Georgia Marson
Marriage: 5 September 1914

Spouse and Children

5 September 1914
Maine, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Adelbert H Southard


    Crissie L Kimball




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 7

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 19

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Alvin A Southers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alvin Southard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alven Southard in household of Adelbert Southard, "United States Census, 1910"

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