Marion Oscar Allen

1874–1958 (Age 83)
Saint Elmo, Fayette, Illinois, United States

The Life of Marion Oscar

When Marion Oscar Allen was born on 29 November 1874, in Saint Elmo, Fayette, Illinois, United States, his father, George Bratton Allen, was 31 and his mother, Celia Jane Rissell, was 27. He married Martha Agusta Cummings on 20 February 1897, in Perigo, Gilpin, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 28 April 1958, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marion Oscar Allen
Martha Agusta Cummings
Marriage: 20 February 1897
Ethel Loretta Allen
Arthur Raymond Allen Sr
Mary Lavern Allen
Martha Allen

Spouse & Children

20 February 1897
Perigo, Gilpin, Colorado, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • George Bratton Allen


  • Celia Jane Rissell




  • Henry B Allen


  • Mathew Gilpin Allen


  • Male1871–1943Male

  • Male1874–1958Male

  • Osceola Allen


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 3

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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

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)

  • Oscar Allen in household of Jane Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Oscar Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ma* Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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