Obran J. Allen

11 October 1874–31 December 1878 (Age 4)
Madrid, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Obran J.

When Obran J. Allen was born on 11 October 1874, in Madrid, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, Jonathan E Allen, was 39 and his mother, Caroline A Barrett, was 26. He died on 31 December 1878, in his hometown, at the age of 4, and was buried in Madrid, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan E Allen
1835–1905
Caroline A Barrett
1848–1933
Bertha Allen
1871–1950
Herman Allen
1882–1890
Obran J. Allen
1874–1878
Grace D. Allen
1888–1970

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World Events (4)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 2

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Obran J Allen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Obran J. Allen - Government record: Cemetery record or headstone: birth-name: Obran J. Allen

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