Carl Lester Allen

27 July 1903–12 July 1956 (Age 52)
Bryan, Wise, Texas, United States

The Life of Carl Lester

When Carl Lester Allen was born on 27 July 1903, in Bryan, Wise, Texas, United States, his father, Ougustes Allen, was 25 and his mother, Francis Rosine Jackson, was 23. He married Viola Ruth Sharum on 21 July 1927, in Grady, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Wayne, McClain, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died on 12 July 1956, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Hopping Cemetery, Wayne, McClain, Oklahoma, United States.

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Carl Lester Allen
Viola Ruth Sharum
Marriage: 21 July 1927

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    Viola Ruth Sharum


21 July 1927
Grady, Oklahoma, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 2

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 15

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Carl L Allen in household of O G Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Carl L Allen, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Carl Lester Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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