Mary "Mae" Allen

1876–1954 (Age 77)
Farmer Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary "Mae"

When Mary "Mae" Allen was born on 11 April 1876, in Farmer Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States, her father, Ephriam Clay Allen, was 28 and her mother, Margaretta Lucinda Bradly, was 24. She married Homer Alexander Oliver on 7 October 1906, in Defiance, Ohio, United States. She lived in Defiance, Ohio, United States in 1876 and Farmer, Defiance, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died in 1954, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Mary "Mae" Allen
Homer Alexander Oliver
Marriage: 7 October 1906

Spouse & Children

  • Female1876–1954Female

  • Homer Alexander Oliver


7 October 1906
Defiance, Ohio, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Ephriam Clay Allen


  • Margaretta Lucinda Bradly




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • May Allen in household of Ephram Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Allen in household of Ephraim C Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Allen, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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