Margaret Nettie Allen

1897–1989 (Age 92)
Clarendon, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Margaret Nettie

When Margaret Nettie Allen was born on 20 September 1897, in Clarendon, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Thomas Alexander Allen, was 35 and her mother, Annie Maud Easton, was 34. She lived in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States in 1910 and District 5, Chatham, Georgia, United States in 1920. She died on 7 October 1989, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States.

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Thomas Alexander Allen
Annie Maud Easton
Jennie Maude Allen
Walter Easton Allen
Charles Stuart Allen
Arthur Darling Allen
Harry Freeman Allen
Margaret Nettie Allen

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 4

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 25

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

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)

  • Maggie H Allen in household of Thomas A Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marguerite H Allen in household of Thomas A Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Margret Hetty Allen, "New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906"

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