Ardis Allen

2 April 1925–1 March 1983 (Age 57)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Ardis

When Ardis Allen was born on 2 April 1925, in Michigan, United States, her father, David Lee Allen, was 42 and her mother, Anna Charlotta Lundquist, was 32. She lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 1 March 1983, in Livonia, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

David Lee Allen
1882–1976
Anna Charlotta Lundquist
1892–1985
Vincent Allen
1912–1995
Kenneth James Allen
1912–2005
Ruth Geraldine Allen
1917–1992
Ardis Allen
1925–1983
John Stewart Allen
1928–2007

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · The Detroit Zoo

Age 3

"The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, """"He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them."
1941

Age 16

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Ardis Allen in household of David Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ardis Allen in household of David Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • 1930 United States Federal Census

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