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
1869–1940
Samuel Taylor Shockey
1863–1935
Marriage: 23 May 1883
John Valentine "Potts" Shockey
1884–1938
Moses Matthew Shockey
1886–1940
Philena Shockey
1889–1973
George Franklin Shockey
1892–1938
Bessie Fostoria Shockey
1895–1933
Charity Elsie Shockey
1897–1991
Winnie Esther Shockey
1900–1989
Samuel Benjamin Shockey
1902–1980
Hattie May Shockey
1905–1981
Margaret Marie SHOCKEY
1908–1972
Christian Allen Shockey
1910–1981

Spouse & Children

  • Female1869–1940Female

  • Samuel Taylor Shockey

    Male1863–1935Male

MARRIAGE
23 May 1883
Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States
children

(11)

  • Male1884–1938Male

  • Moses Matthew Shockey

    Male1886–1940Male

  • Female1889–1973Female

  • George Franklin Shockey

    Male1892–1938Male

  • Bessie Fostoria Shockey

    Female1895–1933Female

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1823–1910Male

  • Sarah Jane Dobson

    Female1827–1914Female

siblings

(12)

+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.
1871

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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