Omar Ludlow Allen

21 May 1904–2 February 1979 (Age 74)
Leon, Florida, United States

The Life Summary of Omar Ludlow

When Omar Ludlow Allen was born on 21 May 1904, in Leon, Florida, United States, his father, Joseph Franklin Allen, was 48 and his mother, Amanda Matilda Roddenberry, was 38. He married Thelma Eva "Dolly" Gatlin on 11 October 1927, in Leon, Florida, United States. He lived in Election Precinct 11, Leon, Florida, United States in 1940 and Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States in 1945. He died on 2 February 1979, in Leon, Florida, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Omar Ludlow? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Omar Ludlow Allen
Thelma Eva "Dolly" Gatlin
Marriage: 11 October 1927

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 2
The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I
Age 10
Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.
Age 23
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names


Sources (18)

  • Omar L Allen, "Florida State Census, 1945"
  • Omar L Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Omar Allen in household of J F Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.