Jane Allen

1869–1940 (Age 71)
Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Allen was born on 1 March 1869, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, her father, Benjamin T. Allen, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Jane Dobson, was 41. She married Samuel Taylor Shockey on 23 May 1883, in Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Lone Tree Township, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States for about 35 years and Center Township, Marshall, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 September 1940, in Onaga, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Onaga Cemetery, Onaga, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jane Allen
Samuel Taylor Shockey
Marriage: 23 May 1883
John Valentine "Potts" Shockey
Moses Matthew Shockey
Philena Shockey
George Franklin Shockey
Bessie Fostoria Shockey
Charity Elsie Shockey
Winnie Esther Shockey
Samuel Benjamin Shockey
Hattie May Shockey
Margaret Marie SHOCKEY
Christian Allen Shockey

Spouse & Children

  • Female1869–1940Female

  • Samuel Taylor Shockey


23 May 1883
Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States


  • Male1884–1938Male

  • Moses Matthew Shockey


  • Female1889–1973Female

  • George Franklin Shockey


  • Bessie Fostoria Shockey


+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1823–1910Male

  • Sarah Jane Dobson




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Jane Shockey in household of Sam Shockey, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Fannie Shockey in household of Samual Shockey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jane Allen in household of Benjamine Allen, "Kansas State Census, 1875"

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