Marcella C Allen

11 November 1897–29 June 1985 (Age 87)
Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Marcella C

When Marcella C Allen was born on 11 November 1897, in Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John J. Allen, was 32 and her mother, Pauline C Fischer, was 28. She had at least 1 daughter with Robert Emmett Triggs. She died on 29 June 1985, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87.

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Robert Emmett Triggs
Marcella C Allen
Sheila Marcella Triggs

Spouse and Children



    Sheila Marcella Triggs


Parents and Siblings

    John J. Allen


    Pauline C Fischer






    John Allen


    James Allen


    Margaret Allen


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Marcella Allen in household of John Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marcella Allen, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Marcella C Triggs, "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003"

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