Mary Ann Allen

16 August 1878–28 October 1964 (Age 86)
Mason, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Allen was born on 16 August 1878, in Mason, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas J. Allen, was 27 and her mother, Frances Isabelle "Belle" Cowan, was 21. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Mason, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 28 October 1964, in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Absalom Adolphus Cobb
1875–1928
Mary Ann Allen
1878–1964

Spouse and Children

    Absalom Adolphus Cobb

    Male1875–1928Male

    Female1878–1964Female

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas J. Allen

    Male1850–1884Male

    Frances Isabelle "Belle" Cowan

    Female1856–1938Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 3

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 23

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

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 (2)

  • Mary Cobb in household of Jim Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary A Allen in household of Thomas J Allen, "United States Census, 1880"

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