Thomas Sturge Allen

16 April 1880–9 October 1947 (Age 67)
Wilmington, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas Sturge

When Thomas Sturge Allen was born on 16 April 1880, in Wilmington, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Frederick Allen, was 26 and his mother, Lydia Sturge, was 31. He died on 9 October 1947, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 67.

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William Frederick Allen
Lydia Sturge
Archibald William Allen
Melville Hodsoll Allen
Thomas Sturge Allen
Ethel Margaret Allen

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World Events (7)


Age 4

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 24

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 28

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Thomas Kurge Allen, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Olinge, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Sturge Allen, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"

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