Andrew Woodard Allen

28 August 1881–19 January 1960 (Age 78)
Searsport, Waldo, Maine, United States

The Life of Andrew Woodard

When Andrew Woodard Allen was born on 28 August 1881, in Searsport, Waldo, Maine, United States, his father, Alphonso Allen, was 36 and his mother, Ellen M Whidden, was 37. He married Henrietta Lucy Ross on 28 March 1907, in Searsport, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in West Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States for about 5 years and Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States for about 20 years. He died on 19 January 1960, in Searsport, Waldo, Maine, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Searsport, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Woodard Allen
Henrietta Lucy Ross
Marriage: 28 March 1907
Andrew Ross Allen
Alexander Allen
Leta Allen
John Merithew Allen Sr.
Ross Edwards Allen

Spouse and Children

28 March 1907
Searsport, Waldo, Maine, United States


    Andrew Ross Allen


    John Merithew Allen Sr.


    Ross Edwards Allen


    Alexander Allen


    Leta Allen


Parents and Siblings

    Alphonso Allen


    Ellen M Whidden




    Edwin H Allen



    Jane E Allen


    Fred Allen


    Arthur Franklin Allen


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.

Age 13

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 21

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Andrew Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Andrew W Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Andrew W Allen, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"

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