Mollie Idell Allen

1918–1995 (Age 76)
Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mollie Idell

When Mollie Idell Allen was born on 27 June 1918, her father, John McClellan Allen, was 36 and her mother, Ella Brown, was 31. She married Boyd Harrington on 24 December 1938, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Civil District 4, Hickman, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Civil District 1, Hickman, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 14 March 1995, in Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Harrington Cemetery, Centerville, Hickman, Tennessee, United States.

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Mollie Idell Allen
Boyd Harrington
Marriage: 24 December 1938

Spouse & Children

24 December 1938
Hickman, Tennessee, United States


  • Harrington


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 13

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 (3)

  • Idell Harrington in household of Boyd Harrington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Idell Allen in household of Andy R Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Idelle Allen in entry for Harrington, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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