Edith Mabel ALLEN

27 June 1892–28 January 1973 (Age 80)
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Edith Mabel

When Edith Mabel ALLEN was born on 27 June 1892, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, George Emory Allen, was 30 and her mother, Flora Belle Coleman, was 22. She married Robert Fred Wright on 19 February 1911, in Monson, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 28 January 1973, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Robert Fred Wright
Edith Mabel ALLEN
Marriage: 19 February 1911
Fred Lewis Wright
Robert F Wright
Frances A Wright

Spouse and Children

19 February 1911
Monson, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


    Fred Lewis Wright


    Robert F Wright


    Frances A Wright


Parents and Siblings

    George Emory Allen


    Flora Belle Coleman




    Floretta Allen



    Charles Everett ALLEN



    William Henry Allen


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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Sources (3)

  • Edith M Allen in household of George E Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edith Allen in household of George E Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edith Allen in entry for Frances Allen Wright, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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