Martha Elizabeth " Lizzie" Allen

1883–1962 (Age 79)
Iowa Township, Wright, Iowa, United States

The Life of Martha Elizabeth " Lizzie"

When Martha Elizabeth " Lizzie" Allen was born on 14 November 1883, in Iowa Township, Wright, Iowa, United States, her father, James Monroe Allen, was 31 and her mother, Mary Catherine Wilson, was 23. She married Samuel David Ealy on 24 December 1902, in Benton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Tama, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died on 18 December 1962, in Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States.

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Martha Elizabeth " Lizzie" Allen
Samuel David Ealy
Marriage: 24 December 1902
Arena "Rena" Ealy
Dorothy Marie Ealy
Claude Leroy Ealy

Spouse & Children

24 December 1902
Benton, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 21

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Elizabeth Ealy in household of Samuel D Ealy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lizzie Ealy in household of Samuel Ealy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth M Ealy in household of Samuel D Ealy, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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