Molly Josephine Allen

1936–2011 (Age 75)
Vortex, Wolfe, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Molly Josephine

When Molly Josephine Allen was born on 1 January 1936, in Vortex, Wolfe, Kentucky, United States, her father, George Washington Allen, was 33 and her mother, Bessie Ethel Taulbee, was 25. She had at least 3 sons with Leonard M Carson. She died on 4 July 2011, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Greenwood, Johnson, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Molly Josephine Allen
1936–2011
Leonard M Carson
1931–2005
William Howard Carson Jr
1952–1987
Kenneth Morton Carson
Donald Lynn Carson
1963–2013

Spouse & Children

children

(3)

  • Male1952–1987Male

  • Donald Lynn Carson

    Male1963–2013Male

  • Kenneth Morton Carson

    MaleMale

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siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 0

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 20

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

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)

  • 1940 United States Federal Census
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
  • U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

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