Mollie May Allen

1882–1970 (Age 87)
Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States

The Life of Mollie May

When Mollie May Allen was born on 21 October 1882, in Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States, her father, John Brackett (Pie) Allen, was 64 and her mother, Delores II Tapia, was 16. She married George Bird Hand in 1896, in Cochise, Cochise, Arizona Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and San Antonio Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 10 February 1970, in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Oildale, Kern, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mollie May Allen
George Bird Hand
Marriage: 1896
Frances G. Hand
Mamie Emma Hand
Charles Edward Hand
Bennie Hand
Myrtle May Hand
John Benjamin Hand

Spouse & Children

Cochise, Cochise, Arizona Territory, United States


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • John Brackett (Pie) Allen


  • Delores II Tapia




World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 9

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Mollie Hand in household of George D Hand, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mollie Hand in household of George Hand, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Molly M Hand in household of George B Hand, "United States Census, 1940"

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