Martha Allen

1875–
Missouri, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born about 1875, in Missouri, United States, her father, Christopher Harris Allen, was 47 and her mother, Rebecca Jane Jasper, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Harris Allen
1828–1900
Rebecca Jane Jasper
1845–1900
Cicero Allen
1858–
John Perry N Allen
1858–1923
Martha Allen
1875–
George Washington Allen
1861–1941
Samuel David Allen
1862–1938
Nancy Isabel Allen
1864–1931
James Allen
1868–
Gilmore Allen
1869–
Christopher Harris Allen
1871–1944

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World Events (3)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 0

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 29

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

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 Christopher Allen, "United States Census, 1880"

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