Lulu Allen

1870–1957 (Age 86)
Bossier, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Lulu

When Lulu Allen was born on 23 March 1870, in Bossier, Louisiana, United States, her father, Rufus Harrison Allen, was 27 and her mother, Nancy Mississippi Liverman, was 26. She married Joseph Laird Henderson Graham on 6 August 1890, in Bossier City, Bossier, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 9 January 1957, in Bossier, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Lulu Allen
Joseph Laird Henderson Graham
Marriage: 6 August 1890
Henry Hamilton Graham
Paulette Graham
Maurice Graham

Spouse & Children

  • Female1870–1957Female

  • Joseph Laird Henderson Graham


6 August 1890
Bossier City, Bossier, Louisiana, United States


  • Henry Hamilton Graham


  • Paulette Graham


  • Maurice Graham


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1842–1927Male

  • Nancy Mississippi Liverman




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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 (2)

  • Lulu Allen in household of Rufus Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lula Graham in household of J L H Graham, "United States Census, 1900"

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