Maurice E Allen

14 August 1899–18 December 1953 (Age 54)
Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Maurice E

When Maurice E Allen was born on 14 August 1899, in Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, Samuel D Allen, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Josephine Hunt, was 23. He died on 18 December 1953, in Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Maurice E Allen
1899–1953
Viola Ruth Brooks
1903–1985

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

Age 6

In 1905, a fire lookout tower (among the first of its kind) was constructed in Piscataquis County on Squaw Mountain. Due to Maine's abundance of lumber and paper mills, it was essential that a system be developed to help spot fires as quickly as possible.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 17

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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  • Maurice E Allen in household of Samuel D Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Morris E Allen in household of Sam D Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Morris E Allen in household of Samuel D Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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