George Matthew Allen Jr.

1892–1970 (Age 77)
Calvert City, Marshall, Kentucky, United States

The Life of George Matthew

When George Matthew Allen Jr. was born on 30 December 1892, in Calvert City, Marshall, Kentucky, United States, his father, George Francies Allen, was 30 and his mother, Sarah ( Sallie) Hammack, was 33. He married Charley Bessie Hockersmith on 9 June 1912, in Wolf Island, Mississippi, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wolf Island, Mississippi, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Wolf Island Township, Mississippi, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 6 December 1970, in East Prairie, Mississippi, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77.

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George Matthew Allen Jr.
Charley Bessie Hockersmith
Marriage: 9 June 1912
Leondas Allen
Jewell Lonzo Allen
Armonus Allen
Otha Leo Allen
Vivian L Allen
Maxine Allen
Daisy Allen
Billiy Gene Allen
George Whitaker Allen
Roy Dee Allen

Spouse & Children

9 June 1912
Wolf Island, Mississippi, Missouri, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • George Francies Allen


  • Sarah ( Sallie) Hammack




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 8

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • G M Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • G M Allen Jr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • G M Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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