Reva Allen

1914–2005 (Age 91)
Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Reva

When Reva Allen was born on 14 July 1914, in Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Samuel Allen, was 50 and her mother, Rhoda Artelia Carpenter, was 46. She died on 31 October 2005, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

William Samuel Allen
1863–1918
Rhoda Artelia Carpenter
1868–1944
Reva Allen
1887–
Joy M Allen
1911–
Eva T Allen
1888–
Oscar B Allen
1889–
Emma B Allen
1891–1979
Rutha P Allen
1896–
William C Allen
1898–
Oma M. Allen
1899–1995
Colmer H "Archie" Allen
1904–1998
Glen Ogle Allen
1906–1953
JOHN L THOMAS
1909–1993
Jay Allen
1910–
Reva Allen
1914–2005

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(13)

  • Reva Allen

    Female1887–Female

  • Eva T Allen

    Female1888–Female

  • Oscar B Allen

    Male1889–Male

  • Female1891–1979Female

  • Rutha P Allen

    Female1896–Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 17

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1941

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Reva A Lapoint, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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