Howard George Allen

1871–1946 (Age 75)
Georgetown, Bart Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Howard George

When Howard George Allen was born on 16 February 1871, in Georgetown, Bart Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Albert C Allen, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Wengert, was 26. He married Lydia E. or Lyda Dunn on 17 September 1896. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in West Fallowfield Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 19 August 1946, in Caln, Caln Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75.

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Howard George Allen
Lydia E. or Lyda Dunn
Marriage: 17 September 1896
Parke Joseph Allen
Charles Elwood Allen

Spouse & Children

17 September 1896
Reading, Pennsylvania


  • Parke Joseph Allen


  • Charles Elwood Allen


Parents & Siblings

  • Albert C Allen


  • Catherine Wengert




  • Male1871–1946Male

  • Male1875–1948Male

  • Sarah E Allen


  • Marshall D Allen


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

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.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 6

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

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)

  • Howard G Allen in household of Albert Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Howard G. Allen, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Howard G. Allen, "Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940"

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