Viola Victoria Allen

6 February 1886–15 May 1971 (Age 85)
Sumner, Chariton, Missouri, United States

The Life of Viola Victoria

When Viola Victoria Allen was born on 6 February 1886, in Sumner, Chariton, Missouri, United States, her father, John David Allen, was 29 and her mother, Mary Frances Naylor, was 21. She married Lee J. Younger on 6 September 1922, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Mayes, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Hogan Township, Mayes, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 15 May 1971, in Pryor, Mayes, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Pryor, Mayes, Oklahoma, United States.

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Lee J. Younger
Viola Victoria Allen
Marriage: 6 September 1922

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6 September 1922
Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 18

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Viola Younger in household of L J Younger, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Viola V Younger in household of Lee Younger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola Allen in household of J D Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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