Martha Allen

1891–
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born in September 1891, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Theodore Charles "Dock" Allen, was 26 and her mother, Mary E Farner, was 24. She lived in Turtletown, Polk, Tennessee, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Theodore Charles "Dock" Allen
1865–1915
Mary E Farner
1867–1963
Clara Allen
1889–1936
Martha Allen
1891–
Finnette Allen
1892–
Vinetta Allen
1897–1998
William Allen
1898–
Charlie Theodore Allen
1899–1983
Janie Allen
1903–
Dora Vinalou Allen
1905–1989
Mary Allen
1908–
Josie Allen
1911–2007

Parents & Siblings

  • Theodore Charles "Dock" Allen

    Male1865–1915Male

  • Female1867–1963Female

siblings

(10)

  • Clara Allen

    Female1889–1936Female

  • Female1891–Female

  • Finnette Allen

    Female1892–Female

  • Female1897–1998Female

  • William Allen

    Male1898–Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 6

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 32

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 (1)

  • Martha Allen in household of Charles T Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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