William Waymon Allen

1890–1952 (Age 61)
Hartwell, Hart, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Waymon

When William Waymon Allen was born on 1 December 1890, in Hartwell, Hart, Georgia, United States, his father, James Monroe Allen, was 44 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Frances Sanders, was 40. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Lula Ophelia Dixon. He lived in Varennes, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and Savannah Township, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 9 November 1952, in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Waymon Allen
Lula Ophelia Dixon
Willie May Allen
Elizabeth Allen
Samuel Monroe Allen
Sarah Beatrice Allen
Olin L Allen
Charles Warren Allen

Spouse & Children



  • Willie May Allen


  • Elizabeth Allen


  • Samuel Monroe Allen


  • Sarah Beatrice Allen


  • Olin L Allen


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • James Monroe Allen


  • Mary Elizabeth Frances Sanders




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 3

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • William W Aldan in household of James Aldan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Waymon W Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William W Allen in household of James M Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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