Jun. 2, 1888 Jamestown Guilford County North Carolina, USA
Oct. 12, 1942 New York, USA
Alton Kirk Bales was born in Jamestown, the fourth child and third son of Nathan Marmaduke Bales and Luemma Jackson Johnson. He married 10 Feb 1919 Minnie Mae Chamelin, with whom he had a son and a daughter. He was involved in the manufacturing of hosiery in conjunction with his brother Nathan Wanamaker Bales. His death occurred as a result of an accident while on a visit to New York City to visit his son who was in the military and was stationed in New Jersey. While crossing a street, Alton was struck by a city bus and died a few days later of his injuries.