Ena Alida Allen

1875–1954 (Age 78)
San Marcos, Hays, Texas, United States

The Life of Ena Alida

When Ena Alida Allen was born on 12 November 1875, in San Marcos, Hays, Texas, United States, her father, Emmitt Brown Allen, was 21 and her mother, Elizabeth Powell Journeay, was 17. She died on 22 September 1954, in Yorktown, DeWitt, Texas, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Emmitt Brown Allen
1854–1891
Elizabeth Powell Journeay
1858–1890
Ena Alida Allen
1875–1954
Hattie Northrop Allen
1881–
Carrie Elizabeth Allen
1890–1960

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1854–1891Male

  • Elizabeth Powell Journeay

    Female1858–1890Female

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World Events (8)

1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 1

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

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