Nancy Lula Allen

20 November 1868–26 January 1966 (Age 97)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Nancy Lula

When Nancy Lula Allen was born on 20 November 1868, in Alabama, United States, her father, Lucius L. Allen, was 37 and her mother, Julia Ann Emiline Pyles, was 33. She married John Henry Craig on 16 January 1901, in Troup, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Oxford, Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1880. She died on 26 January 1966, at the age of 97, and was buried in Oxford, Calhoun, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Craig
Nancy Lula Allen
Marriage: 16 January 1901
Julia L. Craig
Maynard Allen Craig
Elsie M Craig
Lila L Craig

Spouse and Children

    John Henry Craig



16 January 1901
Troup, Georgia, United States


    Julia L. Craig



    Elsie M Craig


    Lila L Craig


Parents and Siblings

    Lucius L. Allen


    Julia Ann Emiline Pyles




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 7

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 27

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

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)

  • Lula Craig in household of John Craig, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lula Craig in household of John H Craig, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lula Allen in household of Lucius L Allen, "United States Census, 1880"

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