Harriett Louise "Hattie" Allen

11 June 1874–13 June 1951 (Age 77)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Harriett Louise "Hattie"

When Harriett Louise "Hattie" Allen was born on 11 June 1874, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Charles Peck Allen, was 52 and her mother, Caroline C. Averill, was 41. She married James Garfield Alber about 1900. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Detroit Ward 21, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 13 June 1951, in Grosse Ile, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Ferndale Cemetery, Riverview, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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James Garfield Alber
Harriett Louise "Hattie" Allen
Marriage: about 1900
Deforest G Alber
Irma Jeanette Alber

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World Events (8)

1875 · Euclid Avenue Opera House
Age 1
The Euclid Avenue Opera House was the most popular theater in Cleveland at the time. It was home to a 1,638-seat auditorium and was constantly filled. In 1922 the building was demolished to make room for a Kresge store. The original chandelier hangs in the shop that now occupies the site.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated
Age 5
After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart
Age 23
Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.

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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  • Harriet L Alb* in household of James G Alb*, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hattie Allen in household of Charles Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harriet L Alber in household of James G Alber, "United States Census, 1920"

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