Charles Allen

23 March 1856–21 November 1877 (Age 21)
Lorain, Ohio, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Allen was born on 23 March 1856, in Lorain, Ohio, United States, his father, Ira Allen, was 32 and his mother, Julia A. Powell, was 29. He lived in Columbia Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1860. He died on 21 November 1877, in Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 21.

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Charles Allen
1856–1877
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1869–

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1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 4

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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  • Charles Allen in household of Ira Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ira Allen and family - "United States Census, 1860"

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