Audra F. Allen

1892–1955 (Age 63)
Meade Magisterial District, Tyler, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Audra F.

When Audra F. Allen was born on 28 September 1892, in Meade Magisterial District, Tyler, West Virginia, United States, her father, Charles Lewis Allen, was 43 and her mother, Hannah Margaret Cornell, was 41. She married Clarence Raymond Payne on 24 October 1911, in Wick, Tyler, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 13 November 1955, in Wood, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Audra F. Allen
Clarence Raymond Payne
Marriage: 24 October 1911
Margaret Payne
Elinor May Payne

Spouse & Children

24 October 1911
Wick, Tyler, West Virginia, United States


  • Margaret Payne


  • Elinor May Payne


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1849–1912Male

  • Hannah Margaret Cornell




  • John Wesley Allen


  • William Ellsworth Allen


  • Aaron C Allen


  • Female1877–1945Female

  • Female1880–1952Female

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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 6

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Odra Allen in household of Lewis Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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