Mercedes Allen

15 December 1908–15 October 2003 (Age 94)
Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mercedes

Mercedes Allen was born on 15 December 1908, in Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, United States. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Raymond Cash Caldwell. She died on 15 October 2003, in her hometown, at the age of 94, and was buried in Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Raymond Cash Caldwell
1908–1982
Mercedes Allen
1908–2003
Catherine M Caldwell
1930–1940
Albert R Caldwell
1941–2003

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

    Catherine M Caldwell

    Female1930–1940Female

    Male1941–2003Male

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 23

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 27

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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.

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

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