Alta Mae Mus

4 December 1928–10 March 2002 (Age 73)
Red Lodge, Carbon, Montana, United States

The Life Summary of Alta Mae

When Alta Mae Mus was born on 4 December 1928, in Red Lodge, Carbon, Montana, United States, her father, Earl Mus, was 37 and her mother, Ilmi Maria Hendrickson, was 31. She married Peter Francis Masse Jr. on 7 February 1959, in Red Lodge, Carbon, Montana, United States. She died on 10 March 2002, in Columbus, Stillwater, Montana, United States, at the age of 73.

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Peter Francis Masse Jr.
Alta Mae Mus
Marriage: 7 February 1959

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1959Red Lodge, Carbon, Montana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    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.
    1933 · Fort Peck Dam Construction Begins
    Age 5
    Construction on the Fort Peck Dam started in 1933. It is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River. It is located in the northeastern part of Montana near Glasgow and Fort Peck.
    1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War
    Age 20
    The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Arabic/Muslim Mohammad, Ibrahim, Mohammed, Mustafa, Sami, Abdal, Bassam, Hussein, Jamal, Mazen, Muhammad, Musa. Spanish Jorge, Jose, Mario, Narciso, Carmelita, Cleofas, Eduardo, Esperanza, Jesus, Juan, Luis, Luz.Arabic: from the personal name Mūsā, an Arabic form of the name of the Biblical prophet Moses . The Koran says (19:51): ‘He was especially chosen, and he was a Messenger and a Prophet.’ It was borne by the seventh imam of the Shiite Muslims, Mūsā al-Kāẓim (c. 745–799, imam from 765). This surname is found among both Muslims and Christians, in part as an Arabized form of any of the Assyrian/Chaldean variants such as Moshe and Moushe. Compare Moosa , Mosa , Mousa , Moussa , and Mussa .Croatian: from the Muslim personal name Musa, a Turkish form of the Biblical name Moses (see 1 above). This surname originated as a nickname during the Turkish occupation of the Balkans.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Alta M Mus in household of Earl Mus, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Alta May Mus in household of Earl Mus, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Alta Mae Masse in entry for Vince Mus, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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