Oma M. Allen

1899–1995 (Age 96)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Oma M.

When Oma M. Allen was born on 15 November 1899, in Tennessee, United States, her father, William Samuel Allen, was 36 and her mother, Rhoda Artelia Carpenter, was 31. She married Emmons Julian Wofford on 9 May 1915, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Civil District 1, McMinn, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 November 1995, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oma M. Allen
Emmons Julian Wofford
Marriage: 9 May 1915
Theodore J. Wofford

Spouse & Children

9 May 1915
McMinn, Tennessee, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Reva Allen


  • Eva T Allen


  • Oscar B Allen


  • Female1891–1979Female

  • Rutha P Allen


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.

Age 28

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Omma Allen in household of William S Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oma Wofford in household of Emmons Wofford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oma M Wafford in household of Emmons J Wafford, "United States Census, 1920"

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