Mollie Josephine Connolly Allen

1894–1983 (Age 88)
County Galway, Ireland

The Life of Mollie Josephine Connolly

When Mollie Josephine Connolly Allen was born on 14 September 1894, in County Galway, Ireland, her father, Valentine Connolly, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Connolly, was 18. She married August Leroy Strand on 2 July 1919, in Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana, United States. She lived in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States in 1910. She died in August 1983, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Benton, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mollie Josephine Connolly Allen
August Leroy Strand
Marriage: 2 July 1919

Spouse & Children

2 July 1919
Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Valentine Connolly


  • Sarah Connolly




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.
1902 · Montana Capital Building Completed

Age 8

Construction started on the Montana state capital in 1899. In 1902 the capital was completed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Mollie Allen in household of Coleman J Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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