Martha Allen

1875–1946 (Age 71)
Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born in 1875, in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, her father, George M. Allen, was 33 and her mother, Mary E. Hurley, was 25. She married Charles Washington on 25 January 1902, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Springfield Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1920. She died on 20 August 1946, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States.

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Martha Allen
Charles Washington
Marriage: 25 January 1902
Edith E Washington

Spouse & Children

  • Female1875–1946Female

  • Charles Washington


25 January 1902
Muskingum, Ohio, United States


  • Edith E Washington


Parents & Siblings

  • George M. Allen


  • Mary E. Hurley




  • Howard J Allen


  • Charles E. Allen


  • Female1875–1946Female

  • Cora E. Allen


  • Mary E. Allen


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · Euclid Avenue Opera House

Age 0

The Euclid Avenue Opera House was the most popular theater in Cleveland at the time. It was home to a 1,638-seat auditorium and was constantly filled. In 1922 the building was demolished to make room for a Kresge store. The original chandelier hangs in the shop that now occupies the site.
1894 · May Day Riots of 1894

Age 19

The May Day Riots were a series of violent demonstrations that occurred throughout the city on May 1. The riots were caused after Cleveland's unemployment rate increased dramatically during the Panic of 1893, causing panic among the unemployed against the city leaders. The most rioters at one time was recorded as a crowd of 5,000 men.

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)

  • Martha Washington in household of Wesley Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Washington in household of Charles Washington, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha Washington in household of Charles Washington, "United States Census, 1910"

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