James Abner Allen

1889–1952 (Age 63)
Ector, Fannin, Texas, United States

The Life of James Abner

When James Abner Allen was born on 1 February 1889, in Ector, Fannin, Texas, United States, his father, Elias Allen, was 29 and his mother, Virginia Ellen Bales, was 24. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Fannin, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 4 July 1952, in Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Ector, Fannin, Texas, United States.

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James Abner Allen
Maude Ivy Ely

Spouse & Children

  • Male1889–1952Male

  • Maude Ivy Ely


Parents & Siblings

  • Elias Allen


  • Virginia Ellen Bales




  • Male1889–1952Male

  • Robert Homer Allen


  • Barbara Allen


  • Ruby Allen


  • Wayman Allen


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 5

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • J A Allen in household of Elias Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Abner Allen in household of Elias Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Abner Allen, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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