Emma Bell Allen

about 1860–28 March 1943 (Age 83)
Reedville, Washington, Oregon, United States

The Life of Emma Bell

When Emma Bell Allen was born about 1860, in Reedville, Washington, Oregon, United States, her father, Isaac Allen, was 29 and her mother, Asenath Dustin, was 31. She married Eugene West Dant on 3 March 1879, in Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Washington, Oregon, United States in 1860. She died on 28 March 1943, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Eugene West Dant
Emma Bell Allen
Marriage: 3 March 1879
Adrian Winfield Dant
Maud Elena Dant
Ella Jean Dant

Spouse and Children

3 March 1879
Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 17

Historical Boundaries - 1877: Washington, Oregon, United States
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 22

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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)

  • Sarah M Dante in household of Euguene W Dante, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma Dant in household of Eugene W Dant, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma Allen in household of Isaac Allen, "United States Census, 1860"

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