Allen Malone Elrod

22 February 1870–
Putnam, Indiana, United States

The Life of Allen Malone

When Allen Malone Elrod was born on 22 February 1870, in Putnam, Indiana, United States, his father, John I Elrod, was 51 and his mother, Mary Ellen Peterson, was 34. He married Rena Sims on 1 September 1898, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Cedar Township, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 30 years.

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Allen Malone Elrod
1870–
Rena Sims
1872–
Marriage: 1 September 1898

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 September 1898
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.

Age 2

Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of North German Ellrott, Ellrodt, perhaps a habitational name from Ellierode near Northeim, Lower Saxony, either of two places in Hesse named Ellingerode, or two lost places so named. In the U.S. this name is very frequent in GA, TN, and TX.

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

Sources (3)

  • Allen M Elrod in household of John Elrod, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Allen M Elrod, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Allen M Elrod, "United States Census, 1900"

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