John Owen Allen

July 1866–1944 (Age 77)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of John Owen

When John Owen Allen was born in July 1866, in Arkansas, United States, his father, John W Allen, was 20 and his mother, Sarah Jane Shuffield, was 26. He married Katherine Beers on 10 September 1885. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Bismarck, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and De Roche, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States in 1920. He died in 1944, at the age of 78, and was buried in DeRoche Cemetery, De Roche, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States.

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John Owen Allen
Katherine Beers
Marriage: 10 September 1885
Mamie Or Mary E. Allen
Annetta G. Allen
Calvin Lester Allen
Carrie Belle Allen
Amy Allen

Spouse and Children

10 September 1885
Clark, Arkansas


Parents and Siblings

    John W Allen


    Sarah Jane Shuffield




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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 17

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 22

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

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)

  • John O Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John O Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John O Allen in household of John Allen, "United States Census, 1870"

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