Lillian Allen (1893 - 1971)

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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

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Louis Nye and friends

Louis Nye and friends

Joann Allen

Joann Allen

Dees Family

Dees Family

Brian and Joann Allen

Brian and Joann Allen

Rosemary Wilson, Marty Allen, wife

Rosemary Wilson, Marty Allen, wife

Rotterdam Holland

Rotterdam Holland

Splinter School 1910 Indiana

Splinter School 1910 Indiana

Mary Christine Graves

Mary Christine Graves

Mary Christine  Graves Hyman Allen

Mary Christine Graves Hyman Allen

Mr. Herry P. Allen

Mr. Herry P. Allen

Bemiss Elementary School, Washington

Bemiss Elementary School, Washington

Jo Linda Allen

Jo Linda Allen

Charlie Allen gravesite

Charlie Allen gravesite

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Aiden C. Allen Louis Nye and friends Joann Allen Dees Family

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1893 - In the year that Lillian Allen was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

1914 - By the time she was 21 years old, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

1915 - She was 22 years old when The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

1957 - Lillian was 64 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1971 - In the year of Lillian Allen's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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Lillian Allen passed away in December 1971 at 78 years old. There is no listed cause of death. She was born on March 16, 1893. We are unaware of information about Lillian's family. We know that Lillian Allen had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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