Marion Otis Allen

1885–1972 (Age 87)
Jefferson Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States

The Life of Marion Otis

When Marion Otis Allen was born on 20 January 1885, in Jefferson Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, his father, Van Diemen Newton Allen, was 28 and his mother, Viola Walker Wolverton, was 21. He married Ruby R Russell on 1 September 1917, in Warren, Trumbull, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Manor Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Austintown Township, Mahoning, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 5 March 1972, in Mahoning, Ohio, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Austintown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marion Otis Allen
Ruby R Russell
Marriage: 1 September 1917
Russel D Allen
Florence O Allen

Spouse & Children

1 September 1917
Warren, Trumbull, Ohio, United States


  • Russel D Allen


  • Florence O Allen


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1885–1972Male

  • Benoni Carl Allen


  • William Leroy Allen


  • John Alvin Allen


World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 20

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 23

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Marian O Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marion Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marion O Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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