Stanley Wayne Altom

1929–1979 (Age 49)
Floral, Independence, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Stanley Wayne

When Stanley Wayne Altom was born on 15 August 1929, in Floral, Independence, Arkansas, United States, his father, Herschel Stanley Altom, was 19 and his mother, Anna I. Dossett, was 18. He lived in Liberty Township, Independence, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 June 1979, at the age of 49, and was buried in Floral, Independence, Arkansas, United States.

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Herschel Stanley Altom
Anna I. Dossett
Stanley Wayne Altom

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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 3

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 15

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 (3)

  • Stanley W Altom in household of Hershel Altom, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Stanley W Alton in household of Hershel S Alton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stanley W. Altom, "Find A Grave Index"

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