Radford Reed Allen

1920–1993 (Age 73)
Elizabethtown, Bladen, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Radford Reed

When Radford Reed Allen was born on 2 April 1920, in Elizabethtown, Bladen, North Carolina, United States, his father, Rufus Tilden Allen, was 43 and his mother, Ella Meares Clark, was 37. He married Ethel Ione Hunnicutt about 1946, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Whites Creek Township, Bladen, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 November 1993, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73.

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Radford Reed Allen
Ethel Ione Hunnicutt
Marriage: about 1946

Spouse & Children

about 1946
Bladen, North Carolina, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Clark Allen


  • Female1918–2005Female

  • Leney E Allen


  • Male1920–1993Male

  • Eugenia B Allen


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 3

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Rightford R Allen in household of Rufus T Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Raeford Allen in household of R T Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Radford Reed Allen Sr., "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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