Luther Vernon Allen

1876–1954 (Age 78)
Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Luther Vernon

When Luther Vernon Allen was born on 25 February 1876, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, James Monroe Allen, was 29 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Frances Sanders, was 25. He married Martha Ann Davis from 1892 to 1897. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Grove Township, Greenville, South Carolina, United States for about 20 years and Oaklawn Township, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 25 October 1954, at the age of 78, and was buried in Washington Cemetery, Ware Place, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luther Vernon Allen
1876–1954
Martha Ann Davis
1876–1922
Marriage: from 1892 to 1897
Lillian Allen
1892–1902
W Monroe Allen
1899–1953
Maude Allen
1901–1995
Truman Allen
1903–1974
Clarence Allen
1904–1939
Carl Jefferson Allen
1906–1985
Edna Allen
1907–1989
L V Allen
1909–1987
Ollie Bell Allen
1912–1958
Fred Dendy Allen
1915–2001
Beatrice Emma Allen
1919–2013
Beatrice Allen
1920–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
from 1892 to 1897
children

(12)

  • Lillian Allen

    Female1892–1902Female

  • Male1899–1953Male

  • Maude Allen

    Female1901–1995Female

  • Truman Allen

    Male1903–1974Male

  • Clarence Allen

    Male1904–1939Male

+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • James Monroe Allen

    Male1846–1921Male

  • Mary Elizabeth Frances Sanders

    Female1850–1938Female

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1878 · Liberian Exodus

Age 2

April 21, 1878, around 206 African Americans boarde the ship Azor for Liberia.The cause for this is with the rise of political power, it makes life even harder for the African Americans.
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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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.

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)

  • Luther Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Luther V Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Luther Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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