a city in SW Illinois.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

It only takes one glance of Alton’s Ebola Survival Handbook to recognize the real threat: him.
The Sham, Scaremongering Guide to Ebola Abby Haglage November 19, 2014

In this “news” segment, Megyn Kelly discussed Alton Nolan, the Oklahoma man who allegedly beheaded a woman at his workplace.
Megyn Kelly’s Really Scary Muslim Dean Obeidallah October 4, 2014

Alton Nolen decapitated his co-worker and tried to kill another on Friday.
The Muslim Convert Behind America’s First Workplace Beheading Michael Daly September 26, 2014

In a section titled How Ebola Spreads, Alton outlines how exactly readers might catch this disease.
The Sham, Scaremongering Guide to Ebola Abby Haglage November 19, 2014

Roosevelt won the presidency and his opponent, the forgettable Alton Parker, was said to have lost the election by a landslide.
‘Guest of Honor’ Author on Teddy Roosevelt’s Lessons for Obama Deborah Davis May 11, 2012

Historical Examples

Miss Alton, the bearer of this, is the person I recommended as worthy the honour of attending you as a companion.
The Heiress; John Burgoyne

Two towns of this name are distinguished as Alton, and Upper Alton.
A New Guide for Emigrants to the West J. M. Peck

Then I, too, must go to Alton Street to learn what they were doing.
My Little Sister Elizabeth Robins

Also “Alton Theological Seminary,” which has commenced operations.
A New Guide for Emigrants to the West J. M. Peck

There are people still living in Alton who remember their coming.
McClure’s Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896 Various


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