Mead Merton Allen

20 November 1880–1934 (Age 53)
Wilton, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life of Mead Merton

When Mead Merton Allen was born on 20 November 1880, in Wilton, Franklin, Maine, United States, his father, Edwin R. Allen, was 33 and his mother, Edee Emma Dakin, was 32. He married Annie Mae Avery on 6 December 1905, in Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States. He lived in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States in 1920. In 1920, at the age of 40, his occupation is listed as rail road conductor in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States. He died in 1934, in Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Lawndale Cemetery, Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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Mead Merton Allen
Annie Mae Avery
Marriage: 6 December 1905

Spouse and Children


    Annie Mae Avery


6 December 1905
Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Edwin R. Allen


    Edee Emma Dakin




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 11

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 16

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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Sources (3)

  • Meade M Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Meade M Allen in household of Edwin R Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Meade Morton Allen, "Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index, 1917-1919"

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