Phillip R. Allen

1878–1944 (Age 66)
Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Phillip R.

When Phillip R. Allen was born on 5 March 1878, in Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob J Allen, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Brown, was 36. He married Ethel Elizabeth Shoemaker in 1916, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pine Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years and Greenwood Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 7 April 1944, in Greenwood, Greenwood Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Franklin Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Phillip R. Allen
Ethel Elizabeth Shoemaker
Marriage: 1916
John Benjamin Allen
Jacob Henry Allen
Annie Allen
Letha M Allen
Lois Olive Allen
James David Allen
Leona Louise Allen
Clyde Phillip Allen

Spouse & Children

Pennsylvania, United States


  • John Benjamin Allen


  • Male1913–1988Male

  • Annie Allen


  • Letha M Allen


  • Lois Olive Allen


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Jacob J Allen


  • Sarah Elizabeth Brown




  • Susanna Jane Allen


  • Alice R Allen


  • William D Allen


  • John Henry Allen


  • Elizabeth Allen


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Phillip Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Philip Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Phillip Allen, "United States Census, 1940"

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