Martha Allen

1894–1964 (Age 69)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born on 14 December 1894, in Missouri, United States, her father, Daniel E Allen, was 40 and her mother, Jane Rosanna Briner, was 38. She married Leo Chaney on 3 March 1918. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Richland Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 19 February 1964, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Martha Allen
1894–1964
Leo Chaney
1891–1979
Marriage: 3 March 1918
Ralph Edward Chaney
1921–1996
Leonard Dale Chaney
1924–1995

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
3 March 1918
children

(2)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(5)

  • Fannie Belle Allen

    Female1881–1919Female

  • Asa Allen

    Male1884–1936Male

  • Cassie Allen

    Female1888–1914Female

  • Male1891–1948Male

  • Female1894–1964Female

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 10

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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 (1)

  • Martha Allen in household of Daniel E Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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