Myrtle C Allen

1897–1974 (Age 77)
Greenup, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Myrtle C

When Myrtle C Allen was born in 1897, in Greenup, Kentucky, United States, her father, Charles Sumner Allen, was 23 and her mother, Cora Izealia Pence, was 16. She married Charles Nathan Arball on 3 April 1915, in Elmira, Otsego, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died in 1974, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Myrtle C Allen
Charles Nathan Arball
Marriage: 3 April 1915
Dallas Arball
Eva Marie Arball
Charles Arball
Jack Arball

Spouse & Children

  • Female1897–1974Female

  • Charles Nathan Arball


3 April 1915
Elmira, Otsego, Michigan, United States


  • Dallas Arball


  • Eva Marie Arball


  • Charles Arball


  • Jack Arball


Parents & Siblings



  • Female1897–1974Female

  • Female1898–1974Female

  • Male1901–1901Male

  • Vernice Allan


  • Beulah Marie Allen


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 3

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Myrtle Arbald in household of Charles Arbald, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrtle Allen in entry for William J Grabosky and Eva M Arball Dewey, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Myrtle C Allen, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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