Ida Mae Allen

1894–1973 (Age 78)
Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Ida Mae

When Ida Mae Allen was born on 9 October 1894, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Monroe Allen, was 48 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Frances Sanders, was 44. She lived in Varennes, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and Hopewell Twp, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1920. She died about 1973, in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 79.

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James Monroe Allen
Mary Elizabeth Frances Sanders
James Henry Allen
Warren Hardy Allen
Lettie Alice Allen
Ira Anderson Allen
Luther Vernon Allen
Orika Orpha Ellen Allen
Sara Myrtis Allen
Mary Edna Allen
Eva Caroline Allen
Charley Harrison Allen
Ernest Christian Allen
William Waymon Allen
Ida Mae Allen

Parents & Siblings

  • James Monroe Allen


  • Mary Elizabeth Frances Sanders




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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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Ida May Aldan in household of James Aldan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ida M Allen in household of Warren H Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ida M Allen in household of James M Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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