Martha Allen

1866–1952 (Age 86)
St. Clair, Missouri, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born on 28 October 1866, in St. Clair, Missouri, United States, her father, James William Allen, was 29 and her mother, Mary E. Williams, was 25. She married William Skeen in 1888, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, St. Clair, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. She died on 4 December 1952, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martha Allen
William Skeen
Marriage: 1888
Carrie Mary Skeen
Lottie Mandy Skeen
Hattie Skeen
Daniel Carbell Skeen
Marion Skeen
Elmer Skeen

Spouse & Children

  • Female1866–1952Female

  • William Skeen


Missouri, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • James William Allen


  • Mary E. Williams




  • John Allen


  • Sarah Allen


  • Female1866–1952Female

  • Lavisa Ann Allen


  • Margret Allen


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 2

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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 Allen in household of Mary Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Allen in household of James Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha Skeens in household of William L Skeens, "United States Census, 1900"

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