Martha Allen

1882–1967 (Age 85)
Kimberworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born on 21 December 1882, in Kimberworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Leonard Allen Jr, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Ann Upton, was 22. She married Joe Hopkinson on 9 June 1906, in Heywood, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Royton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died on 13 December 1967, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Martha Allen
Joe Hopkinson
Marriage: 9 June 1906
Edith Hopkinson
Jack Hopkinson

Spouse & Children

9 June 1906
Heywood, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


  • Edith Hopkinson


  • Male1910–1984Male

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 19

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Age 26

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Martha Hopkinson in household of Joe Hopkinson, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Martha Allen, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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