Friday, May 1, 2009

Alma-America Wyman

In 1801, Oliver Cromwell Wyman and his wife, Nabby Hinds Wyman had a baby daughter. In celebration of the new nation, they named their little girl "Alma-America," which could be translated as "Nourished by America" or "Spirit of America." Alma-America Wyman died on October 2, 1802.

3 comments:

Rea P said...

Is that what Alma means? I had a great-aunt named Alma, born to a Scot/Irish family in east TN.

Caitlin GD Hopkins said...

In Spanish/Portuguese, Alma means "soul" or "spirit." In Latin, it means "nourishing." In Hebrew, it means "young woman."

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