Sarah Maebelle Allen

25 January 1877–3 December 1947 (Age 70)
McHenry, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Maebelle

When Sarah Maebelle Allen was born on 25 January 1877, in McHenry, Illinois, United States, her father, Pulaski K Allen, was 24 and her mother, Fannie E. Coulman, was 25. She married David E. Greenlees on 20 June 1914, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She lived in Richmond, McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 3 December 1947, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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David E. Greenlees
Sarah Maebelle Allen
Marriage: 20 June 1914

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  • Marriage
    20 June 1914Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 4
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1885 · The World's First Skyscraper
    Age 8
    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 19
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Mabel Allen in household of P K Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Sarah M Allen in household of Pulasler H Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mabel Allen in household of P K Allen, "United States Census, 1880"

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