Marion Lucas Allen

1894–1959 (Age 65)
Marion, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Marion Lucas

When Marion Lucas Allen was born on 6 July 1894, in Marion, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Benjamin Allen, was 48 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Theodosia Cox, was 34. He had at least 1 son with Mallie Coleman. He lived in Greenwood, Greenwood, South Carolina, United States in 1930 and Bethea Township, Dillon, South Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 14 December 1959, in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Latta, Dillon, South Carolina, United States.

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Marion Lucas Allen
Mallie Coleman
Marion William Allen

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  • Marion William Allen


Parents & Siblings

  • William Benjamin Allen


  • Mary Elizabeth Theodosia Cox




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 18

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Marion W Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marion L Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marion F Allen in household of William B Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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