- The 1895 Iowa State Census of Lawrens, Iowa listed Henry J. 33, Martha W. 31, Lauren B. 12, Alta 7, John C. 4, and Frank 2. (Ancestry.com)
The 1900 census of Swan Lake, Pocahontas, Iowa listed Henry J. 38, Mattie W. 35, Alta 12, John C. 9, Ella W. 1, and Loren B. 17. (Ancestry.com) Indexed as Vanderoyt.
In 1907 Alta Vanderryt taught in Custer City, Custer County, Oklahoma. (Souvenir booklet listing teacher and pupils in her class)
In the 1910 census of Custer City, Custer County, Oklahoma, Alta was not with her parents nor was she in the West Virginia census.
About 1926 Alta moved back to Custer City, Custer, Oklahoma presumably to her parents home with two of her three children: John and Dorothy. Harry C. "Bob" Jr. remained in Charleston, West Virginia with his father. Bob expressed bitterness about this in later years.
On 28 April 1928, Alta received a teaching certificate good for one year in Custer County, Oklahoma. (original certificate)
When Alta married Lindley Hutchens in 1928, they both listed Tulsa, Oklahoma as their residence. (Marriage certificate) A note to Lindley's insurance company also listed their address as in Tulsa. (Alta's papers)
A loan certificate dated 8 January 1932 listed Lindley and Alta Hutchens with an address of P. O. Box 908, Sand Springs, Oklahoma. (Alta's personal papers)
On 20 April 1936, Alta bought a home on lot 24, block 98 in Kanawha City an addition to Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia. (Deed) This home was next door to a home owned and lived in by Ben R. (son-in-law) and Dorothy (daughter) Londeree. (Deed)
I presume that about 1942-3, Alta moved to Washington, D. C. She was in the Civil Service as a LPN.
In about 1948 following Dorothy's divorce, Alta moved to Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio and lived with her daughter, Dorothy, and children. During this period she worked at the military depot in Rossford, Lucas County, Ohio. Rossford was a suburb south of Toledo and abutting Perrysburg. When the military depot closed, Alta got a job at a pharmacy in Perrysburg. At some point Alta rented an apartment for awhile.
When Dorothy married Ed Ray in 1951, Alta moved in with the Rays. Ed Ray accommodated her by remodeling part of the second floor into a mother-in-law apartment.
When Dorothy divorced Ed Ray in 1957, Dorothy and Alta moved back to "Puppy Acres" on Simmons Road until she died in 1961.
At the time of her death, Alta was in the Perryburg Nurse Home although her address was listed as rural Perrysburg Township on the death certificate.