Fred Allen

1905–1984 (Age 79)
Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi

The Life of Fred

When Fred Allen was born in 1905, in Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States, his father, Hiram Erastus Allen, was 41 and his mother, Malona "Lona" Smith, was 36. He married Myrtis A. Martin on 10 January 1928. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Beat 2, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 3, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 1 October 1984, at the age of 79, and was buried in Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Allen
Myrtis A. Martin
Marriage: 10 January 1928
Belva Juanita Allen
Winfred Allen
Carrel Allen

Spouse and Children


    Myrtis A. Martin


10 January 1928
Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi



    Winfred Allen


    Carrel Allen


Parents and Siblings





    Lillian Allen


    John Allen


    Ethel Allen


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 2

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 (3)

  • Fred Allen in household of H E Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fred Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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