Douglass Marshall Allen

1891–1949 (Age 58)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Douglass Marshall

When Douglass Marshall Allen was born on 11 August 1891, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, his father, Jonathan Harris Allen, was 32 and his mother, Anna Williamson Handy, was 27. He married Emily Gaylord Powell on 1 June 1917, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 11 August 1949, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States.

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Douglass Marshall Allen
Emily Gaylord Powell
Marriage: 1 June 1917
Douglas Allen
Emily Powell Allen

Spouse & Children

1 June 1917
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Jonathan Harris Allen


  • Anna Williamson Handy




  • Carrie Louise Allen


  • Thomas Humphrey Cushing Allen


  • Male1891–1949Male

  • Mariette Handy Allen


  • Helen H Allen


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 16

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Douglas Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Douglas Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Douglas M Allen in household of John Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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