Katherine Allen

11 June 1916–1961 (Age 44)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Katherine

Katherine Allen was born on 11 June 1916, in Kansas, United States. She married James Maynard Morris on 3 June 1942, in Dawson, Terrell, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1961, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

James Maynard Morris
1915–1965
Katherine Allen
1916–1961
Marriage: 3 June 1942
Ghyta Kay " Sam" Morris
1943–2005

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 June 1942
Dawson, Terrell, Georgia, United States
children

(1)

World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 11

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1929

Age 13

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 (1)

  • Allen in entry for Ghyta Kay Morris, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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