Alice Augusta Allen

Brief Life History of Alice Augusta

When Alice Augusta Allen was born on 29 July 1864, in Reedville, Washington, Oregon, United States, her father, Isaac Tidwell Allen, was 33 and her mother, Asenath Cecelia Dustin, was 35. She married John Meredith Holcomb on 22 January 1883, in Washington, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Scofield, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1880. She died on 26 January 1890, in West Union, Washington, Oregon, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in West Union, Washington, Oregon, United States.

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John Meredith Holcomb
Alice Augusta Allen
Marriage: 22 January 1883
Alfred Marion Holcomb
Steven Allen Holcomb

Sources (6)

  • Augusta Wardle in household of Aseneath Wardle, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Augusta Allen Holcomb Holcomb in entry for Steven Allen Holcomb, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
  • Alice Allen in household of Isaac Allen, "United States Census, 1870"

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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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