Mary Ellen Allen

1929–2001 (Age 72)
Elverton, Fayette, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Allen was born on 15 February 1929, in Elverton, Fayette, West Virginia, United States, her father, John Herbert Allen, was 41 and her mother, Mary Alice Mundy, was 37. She married Thomas Elbert Smith in 1958, in Fayette, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Fayette, West Virginia, United States in 1935 and Fayetteville Magisterial District, Fayette, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 3 March 2001, in Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, Fayette, West Virginia, United States.

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Mary Ellen Allen
Thomas Elbert Smith
Marriage: 1958

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Fayette, West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 3

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 19

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Mary Ellen Allen in household of J H Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Allen in household of J Herbert Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Ellen Allen, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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