Margaret L Allen

1886–1969 (Age 82)
Marshall, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Margaret L

When Margaret L Allen was born on 15 May 1886, in Marshall, West Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Allen, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Phillips, was 37. She had at least 1 son with Harry O Knight. She lived in Cameron Magisterial District, Marshall, West Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 21 April 1969, in Glen Dale, Marshall, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Margaret L Allen
1886–1969
Harry O Knight
1884–1959
Albert Allen Knight
1912–1988

Spouse & Children

children

(1)

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Allen

    Male1849–1889Male

  • Female1848–1893Female

siblings

(6)

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 22

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Maggie Allen in household of George Phillips, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maggie L Knight, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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