Elizabeth Allen

29 December 1848–September 1909 (Age 60)
Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Allen was born on 29 December 1848 as the daughter of Rebecca. She married Charles How on 23 June 1872, in Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Shoreditch, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Watford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died in September 1909, in Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 60.

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Charles How
Elizabeth Allen
Marriage: 23 June 1872
Annie How
Charles How
George How
Louisa How
Harry James How
Edward How
Elizabeth How
William How
Minnie How
Edward Ted Allen How

Spouse and Children

23 June 1872
Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

Age 4

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 6

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1868 · Abolition of Public Hangings at Newgate

Age 20

On May 26, 1868 the Capital Punishment Act was put into action. This made it so that public hangings no longer existed at Newgate in London.

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)

  • Elizabeth How in household of Charles How, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Elizabeth How in household of Charles How, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Elizabeth How in household of Charles How, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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