Frances Louise Allen

13 September 1917–8 January 2007 (Age 89)
Royston, Franklin, Georgia, United States

The Life of Frances Louise

When Frances Louise Allen was born on 13 September 1917, in Royston, Franklin, Georgia, United States, her father, William Moses Allen, was 37 and her mother, Lucy Mae Gaines, was 33. She had at least 1 son with Lee Roy Smith. She lived in Elberton, Elbert, Georgia, United States in 1935 and Greenville Township, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 8 January 2007, at the age of 89, and was buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 5

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Louise Smith in household of Leroy Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louise Allen in household of William M Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frances L Allen in household of W Mose Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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