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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Family Time Line

Edward Baker Allen
1823–1912
Mehitable L. Doane
1826–1878
Marriage: after 1845
James E. Allen
1844–1917
James E. Allen
1846–1870
Susan D. Allen
1851–1930
Lora F. Allen
1854–1923
Ella Morton Allen
1856–1899

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
after 1845
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
children

(5)

    Male1844–1917Male

    James E. Allen

    Male1846–1870Male

    Susan D. Allen

    Female1851–1930Female

    Lora F. Allen

    Female1854–1923Female

    Ella Morton Allen

    Female1856–1899Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

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.
1863

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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