Amelia Hand

1870–1957 (Age 86)
Meehan, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Amelia

When Amelia Hand was born on 11 April 1870, in Meehan, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States, her father, Alexander Trotter Hand, was 34 and her mother, Eliza Mary Frances O'Ferrall, was 34. She married John Oliver Allen in 1896, in Lauderdale, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Beat 4, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States in 1880. She died on 6 February 1957, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Amelia Hand
John Oliver Allen
Marriage: 1896
Mariana I. Allen
Alda Allen
Estelle Allen
Cecil Allen
Glenwood Allen
Ernest Byrd Allen

Spouse & Children

Lauderdale, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Alexander Trotter Hand


  • Eliza Mary Frances O'Ferrall




  • John Richard Hand


  • Female1860–1944Female

  • Ida Trotter Hand


  • George H. Hand


  • Male1864–1959Male

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 7

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: nickname for someone with a deformed hand or who had lost one hand, from Middle English hand, Middle High German hant, found in such appellations as Liebhard mit der Hand (Augsburg 1383 ).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hand ‘hand’ (see 1).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flaithimh ( see Guthrie ), resulting from an erroneous association of the Gaelic name with the Gaelic word lámh ‘hand’. It is used as an English equivalent for several other names of Gaelic origin too, e.g. Claffey , Glavin , and McClave .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Amealia Hand in household of A Trott Hand, "United States Census, 1880"

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