Minta Almeda Hovis

1874–1953 (Age 78)
Ford City, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Minta Almeda

When Minta Almeda Hovis was born on 1 November 1874, in Ford City, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Theodore Hovis, was 31 and her mother, Anna Bell Eakin, was 29. She married William Chambers Allen on 14 December 1898, in Venango, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 9 March 1953, in Irwin Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Irwin Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Minta Almeda Hovis
William Chambers Allen
Marriage: 14 December 1898
Clarence Ellsworth Allen
Horace Wylie Allen

Spouse & Children

14 December 1898
Venango, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • John Theodore Hovis


  • Anna Bell Eakin




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 3

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Latinized form of Dutch Hof or Hove .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Minta Allen in household of William C Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Minnie A Allen in household of William C Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • M A Hovis in household of J T Hovis, "United States Census, 1880"

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