Anna Mary Allen

1882–1969 (Age 87)
Fork Ridge, Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Anna Mary

When Anna Mary Allen was born on 4 April 1882, in Fork Ridge, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Allen, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Phillips, was 33. She married Charles Hyson Knight in 1903, in Marshall, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Cameron Magisterial District, Marshall, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Cameron, Marshall, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 2 December 1969, in Glen Dale, Marshall, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Anna Mary Allen
Charles Hyson Knight
Marriage: 1903
Glenn Allen Knight
James Harvey Knight
Helen Arminta Knight

Spouse & Children

  • Female1882–1969Female

  • Charles Hyson Knight


Marshall, West Virginia, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Allen


  • Female1848–1893Female



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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 12

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Anna Allen in household of George Phillips, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Anna M Knight in household of Charles H Knight, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Annie M Knight in household of Charles H Knight, "United States Census, 1910"

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