Martha Allen

1888–1971 (Age 82)
Neuse, Wake, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born on 22 August 1888, in Neuse, Wake, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Gaston Allen Jr., was 37 and her mother, Lelia J. Belcher, was 24. She lived in House Creek Township, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 7 May 1971, in Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gaston Allen Jr.
1851–1910
Lelia J. Belcher
1864–1890
Mary Justice Allen
1886–1964
Martha Allen
1888–1971

Parents & Siblings

  • William Gaston Allen Jr.

    Male1851–1910Male

  • Lelia J. Belcher

    Female1864–1890Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 9

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 22

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Martha W Allen in household of William G Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Allen Martin, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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