Martha Allen

1882–1954 (Age 72)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born on 6 August 1882, in Minnesota, United States, her father, George Eugene Bartholomew Allen, was 38 and her mother, Mary McMenomy, was 34. She married Charles Wesley Hurley on 7 August 1910, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Montgomery, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 20 July 1954, at the age of 71, and was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Jacksonville, Cherokee, Texas, United States.

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Martha Allen
Charles Wesley Hurley
Marriage: 7 August 1910
Harry Allen HURLEY

Spouse & Children

7 August 1910
Houston, Harris, Texas, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • George Eugene Bartholomew Allen


  • Mary McMenomy




  • James F Allen


  • Male1879–1946Male

  • Joseph W Allen


  • Female1882–1954Female

  • Eugine E Allen


World Events (8)

1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 2

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Motha M Allen in household of Eugene B Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Mary Allen Hurley, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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