Chauncey E Allen

24 January 1907–23 June 1958 (Age 51)
Salisbury, Chariton, Missouri, United States

The Life of Chauncey E

When Chauncey E Allen was born on 24 January 1907, in Salisbury, Chariton, Missouri, United States, his father, John David Allen, was 50 and his mother, Mary Frances Naylor, was 42. He married Josephine Jesse Vann on 19 June 1930, in Claremore, Rogers, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 23 June 1958, in Mayes, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Pryor, Mayes, Oklahoma, United States.

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Chauncey E Allen
Josephine Jesse Vann
Marriage: 19 June 1930
Billie Jean Allen
Jo Ann Allen

Spouse and Children


    Josephine Jesse Vann


19 June 1930
Claremore, Rogers, Oklahoma, United States


    Billie Jean Allen


    Jo Ann Allen


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

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.
1910 · State Capital Moves to Oklahoma City

Age 3

The state capital of Oklahoma moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on June 10, 1910. 
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 14

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

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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Sources (3)

  • Johnson Allen in household of John D Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Chauncy Allen in household of J D Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Channay E Allen, "United States Census, 1940"

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