Thelma Flint

13 November 1901–18 October 1993 (Age 91)
Magoffin, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Thelma

When Thelma Flint was born on 13 November 1901, in Magoffin, Kentucky, United States, her father, Winfield Scott Flint, was 21 and her mother, Nancy Jane McFarland, was 20. She married Alexander Hamilton Allen on 11 August 1927, in Inez, Martin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Salyersville, Magoffin, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years and Magisterial District 1, Magoffin, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 18 October 1993, in Johnson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Salyersville, Magoffin, Kentucky, United States.

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Alexander Hamilton Allen
Thelma Flint
Marriage: 11 August 1927
Lola Jane Allen
Barbara Gayle Allen

Spouse and Children

    Alexander Hamilton Allen



11 August 1927
Inez, Martin, Kentucky, United States


    Lola Jane Allen


    Barbara Gayle Allen


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 3

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 25

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: topographic name for someone who lived near a significant outcrop of flint, Old English, Low German flint, or a nickname for a hard-hearted or physically tough individual.2 Welsh: habitational name from Flint in Clwyd, which gave its name to the old county of Flintshire.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Flinte ‘shotgun’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thelma Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma Flint in household of John Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma Allen in household of Alex Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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