Martha Allen

1878–1944 (Age 66)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born on 20 May 1878, in Alabama, United States, her father, John Washington Allen, was 38 and her mother, Susan Ann Arrington, was 32. She married Charles Chapman Tedford on 10 January 1901, in Franklin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 4 Cross Roads, Pike, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 3, Franklin, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 20 August 1944, in Franklin, Texas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Cypress, Franklin, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martha Allen
Charles Chapman Tedford
Marriage: 10 January 1901
Plez Allen Tedford
Mary Vernie Tedford
Annie C Tedford
Annis Tedford
Eunice Sue Tedford
Thelma Lois Tedford

Spouse & Children

  • Female1878–1944Female

  • Charles Chapman Tedford


10 January 1901
Franklin, Texas, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • John Washington Allen


  • Susan Ann Arrington




  • Cenie Allen


  • Rosa Victoria Allen


  • Robert Bradford Allen


  • Fannie Allen


  • Female1872–1943Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 3

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

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

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)

  • Carry Allen in household of John Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mattie Allen in household of J W Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Alen in household of John Alen, "United States Census, 1880"

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