Molly Alma Allen

1927–1999 (Age 72)
Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Molly Alma

When Molly Alma Allen was born on 18 March 1927, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Luther Allen, was 35 and her mother, Mabel Elizabeth Barnes, was 36. She married Virgil Higgins about 1946. She immigrated to New York, United States in 1946. She died on 6 October 1999, in Kankakee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Papineau, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Molly Alma Allen
1927–1999
Virgil Higgins
1925–
Marriage: about 1946

Spouse & Children

  • Female1927–1999Female

  • Virgil Higgins

    Male1925–Male

MARRIAGE
about 1946

Parents & Siblings

  • Edward Luther Allen

    Male1892–1953Male

  • Mabel Elizabeth Barnes

    Female1891–1937Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1940

Age 13

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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 (3)

  • Molly Alma Allen, "United States, New York, Index to Passengers Arriving at New York City, compiled 1944-1948"
  • Molly Alma Allen, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"
  • Molly A Allen Ferguson, "Find A Grave Index"

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