Eva Caroline Allen

1884–1971 (Age 87)
Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Eva Caroline

When Eva Caroline Allen was born on 1 March 1884, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Monroe Allen, was 37 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Frances Sanders, was 33. She had at least 2 sons and 5 daughters with Willis Luther Martin. She lived in Varennes, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1930 and Brushy Creek Township, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 30 December 1971, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eva Caroline Allen
Willis Luther Martin
Iola E Martin
James Warren Martin
Zoe M Martin
Mary Vermelle Martin
Lillian Martin
Curtis L Martin
Alice E Martin

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Parents & Siblings

  • James Monroe Allen


  • Mary Elizabeth Frances Sanders




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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 9

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 23

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Evie Martin in household of Luther Martin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Evie Martin in household of Luther Martin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Evvie C Martin in household of Willis L Martin, "United States Census, 1930"

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