Sylvia Sue Allen

30 July 1940–5 February 2006 (Age 65)
Mount Pleasant, Titus, Texas, United States

The Life of Sylvia Sue

When Sylvia Sue Allen was born on 30 July 1940, in Mount Pleasant, Titus, Texas, United States, her father, Glenn Grover Allen, was 33 and her mother, Sybil Laverne Cook, was 27. She married Joe Mitchell Bradford on 7 June 1963, in Titus, Texas, United States. She died on 5 February 2006, at the age of 65.

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Joe Mitchell Bradford
Sylvia Sue Allen
Marriage: 7 June 1963

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    Joe Mitchell Bradford



7 June 1963
Titus, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 9

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 18

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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)

  • Sylvia Sue Allen, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Sylvia Sue Allen in entry for Amanda Sue Bradford, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Sylvie Sue Allen, "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973"

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