Henry Allen

about 1887–about 1965 (Age 78)
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry

When Henry Allen was born about 1887, in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Allen, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Birtles, was 27. He died about 1965, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Henry Allen
1860–1935
Elizabeth Birtles
1860–1928
John William Allen
1885–
Henry Allen
1887–1965
William Frederick Allen
1895–1949

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Allen

    Male1860–1935Male

    Elizabeth Birtles

    Female1860–1928Female

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World Events (7)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 17

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908

Age 21

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 27

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.

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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