Benjamin Allen

18 March 1862–1951 (Age 88)
Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life of Benjamin

Benjamin Allen was born on 18 March 1862, in Ross, Ohio, United States. He married Maude G Odell on 11 August 1892, in Ross, Ohio, United States. He died in 1951, in his hometown, at the age of 89.

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Benjamin Allen
1862–1951
Maude G Odell
1865–
Marriage: 11 August 1892

Spouse and Children

    Male1862–1951Male

    Maude G Odell

    Female1865–Female

MARRIAGE
11 August 1892
Ross, Ohio, United States

World Events (3)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1865

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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