Marion Luther Allen

1894–1964 (Age 70)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Marion Luther

When Marion Luther Allen was born on 2 January 1894, in Mississippi, United States, his father, James Garner Allen, was 32 and his mother, Arabella “Bell” Summerlin, was 25. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Callie Mae Hayes. He lived in Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States in 1935 and Beat 4, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 17 April 1964, in Meehan, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 70.

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Marion Luther Allen
Callie Mae Hayes
Howard Eugene Allen
Elizabeth Eileen Allen

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Parents & Siblings

  • James Garner Allen


  • Arabella “Bell” Summerlin




  • William Allen


  • Laura Allen


  • Male1894–1964Male

  • Minnie Allen


  • Arthur Allen


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 13

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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 (2)

  • M Luthur Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marion Allen in household of Garnes Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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