Susan Ida Allen

1865–1948 (Age 82)
Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Susan Ida

When Susan Ida Allen was born on 2 September 1865, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Charles Hayes Allen, was 22 and her mother, Pennie E Dozier, was 19. She married William Burr Sidney Smith on 7 November 1888, in Tipton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Royal Township, White, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Cooter Township, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 3 February 1948, in Steele, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Steele, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States.

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Susan Ida Allen
William Burr Sidney Smith
Marriage: 7 November 1888
Gracie Lee Smith
Shirley Moran Smith
Mabel C Smith
Homer Smith
Floyd Smith

Spouse & Children

  • Female1865–1948Female

  • William Burr Sidney Smith


7 November 1888
Tipton, Tennessee, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Charles Hayes Allen


  • Pennie E Dozier




  • Edna Alice Allen


  • Female1865–1948Female

  • Female1867–1949Female

  • Charles Allen


  • Thomas Jefferson Allen


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 13

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 23

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

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)

  • Ida Allen in household of Charlie Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan I Aallen in household of Charles H Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ida Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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