Martha Allen

1881–1967 (Age 86)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born in March 1881, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Allen, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Jane Burford, was 25. She married Christopher George Symmonds in 1907. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Nechells, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died on 7 March 1967, in Hounslow, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Martha Allen
Christopher George Symmonds
Marriage: 1907
Martha Symmonds
Edwin George Symmonds

Spouse & Children



  • Martha Symmonds


  • Edwin George Symmonds


Parents & Siblings

  • Charles Allen


  • Sarah Jane Burford




  • Female1881–1967Female

  • George Henry Allen


  • Charles William Allen


  • Samuel Allen


  • William Allen


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1888 · The Whitehall Mystery

Age 7

The Whitehall Mystery has some ties to Jack the Ripper, the victim was female and had been dismembered. The arms were found first; the headless torso to which they belonged was found a month later. The rest of the body was never discovered and the mystery was never solved.

Age 27

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Martha Allen in household of Charles Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Martha Allen in household of Charles Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Martha Symmonds in household of Christopher George Symmonds, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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