James Henry Allen

12 October 1880–19 April 1960 (Age 79)
New Hope, Harrison, Mississippi, United States

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Allen was born on 12 October 1880, in New Hope, Harrison, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Walker Allen, was 28 and his mother, Nancy Morgan Shaw, was 25. He married Alice Maybelle McCain about 1912, in Texas, United States. He died on 19 April 1960, in Tell, Childress, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Tell, Childress, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Allen
1880–1960
Alice Maybelle McCain
1892–1964
Marriage: about 1912

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1912
Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Walker Allen

    Male1852–1921Male

    Nancy Morgan Shaw

    Female1855–1940Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 1

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 21

Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful "oil boom".

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 (2)

  • James Henry Allen, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • James Henry Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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