Marion N Allen

1896–1980 (Age 84)
Sanford, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Marion N

When Marion N Allen was born on 5 September 1896, in Sanford, York, Maine, United States, her father, Henry Plaisted Allen, was 26 and her mother, Francena Maud Allen, was 25. She married Charles F Merrifield on 1 May 1913, in Brownfield, Oxford, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Wells, York, Maine, United States in 1910 and Hiram, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1913. She died on 23 September 1980, in Sanford, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Sanford, York, Maine, United States.

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Marion N Allen
Charles F Merrifield
Marriage: 1 May 1913

Spouse & Children

  • Female1896–1980Female

  • Charles F Merrifield


1 May 1913
Brownfield, Oxford, Maine, United States


  • Merrifield


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 2

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Marion Brown in household of Earl L Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marion Brown in household of Earl L Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marion M Allen in household of Henry Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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