Edward Baker Allen

1823–1912 (Age 88)
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Edward Baker

When Edward Baker Allen was born on 8 May 1823, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, CAPT James Allen, was 30 and his mother, Betty Baker, was 30. He married Mehitable L. Doane after 1845, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 3 April 1912, in Harwich Port, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Edward Baker Allen
Mehitable L. Doane
Marriage: after 1845
James E. Allen
James E. Allen
Susan D. Allen
Lora F. Allen
Ella Morton Allen

Spouse and Children

after 1845
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States



    James E. Allen


    Susan D. Allen


    Lora F. Allen


    Ella Morton Allen


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 7

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 40

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Edward B Allen, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Edward B Allen, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Edward B. Allen in entry for James E. Allen, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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