Rufus Tilden Allen

1876–1952 (Age 75)
Robeson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rufus Tilden

When Rufus Tilden Allen was born on 15 November 1876, in Robeson, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Rufus Allen, was 34 and his mother, Lucy A. Mercer, was 33. He married Leila White on 2 March 1902. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Elizabethtown, Bladen, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Whites Creek Township, Bladen, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 19 March 1952, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bladen, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Tilden Allen
Leila White
Marriage: 2 March 1902
Grace Allen
Raymond Allen
Doris L Allen

Spouse & Children

2 March 1902


Parents & Siblings

  • William Rufus Allen


  • Female1843–1888Female



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World Events (8)

1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 1

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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)

  • Tildon Allen in household of William Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rufus T Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • R T Allen, "United States Census, 1940"

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