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
Martha Ann Davis
Marriage: from 1892 to 1897
Lillian Allen
W Monroe Allen
Maude Allen
Truman Allen
Clarence Allen
Carl Jefferson Allen
Edna Allen
L V Allen
Ollie Bell Allen
Fred Dendy Allen
Beatrice Emma Allen
Beatrice Allen

Spouse & Children

from 1892 to 1897


  • Lillian Allen


  • Male1899–1953Male

  • Maude Allen


  • Truman Allen


  • Clarence Allen


+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • James Monroe Allen


  • Mary Elizabeth Frances Sanders




+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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