Molly Marcilla Allen

1893–1959 (Age 65)
Cleveland, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Molly Marcilla

When Molly Marcilla Allen was born on 15 October 1893, in Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Crowder Allen, was 38 and her mother, Marsilla Jane Camp, was 37. She had at least 5 sons and 6 daughters with Willie Terrill Bowen. She lived in Township 3 Rippys, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Grover, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1959. She died on 31 July 1959, in Shelby, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Patterson Springs, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Molly Marcilla Allen
Willie Terrill Bowen
Lee Gordon Bowen
James Thomas Bowen
Annie Bell Bowen
Ira Emmett Bowen
Eva Mae Bowen
Quinn Bowen
Gladys Louise Bowen
Alma Nell Bowen
Zelder Elizabeth Bowen
Lavern Bowens
Wilburn Horace Bowen

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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 4

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

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)

  • Mollie Bowen in household of Bill Bowen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mallie M Allen in household of James C Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Allen in household of James Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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