Edger Allen

1893–1993 (Age 100)
South Dakota, United States

The Life of Edger

When Edger Allen was born in 1893, in South Dakota, United States, his father, Charles Wesley Allen, was 42 and his mother, Emma A. Hawkins, was 38. He died about 1993, in his hometown, at the age of 100.

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Family Time Line

Charles Wesley Allen
1851–1942
Emma A. Hawkins
1855–1925
Nellie Allen
1874–1952
Albert Allen
1890–1890
Joseph Perry Allen
1876–1963
Alma Allen
1878–1920
Sophia Allen
1879–
Albert Allen
1881–1881
Charles Sumner Allen Jr.
1881–1981
Samuel Emmitt Allen
1883–1970
Samuel Emmett Allen
1883–1983
Jessie Allen
1884–1984
Lizzie Allen
1886–
Elizabeth Allen
1887–1954
Robert Cleveland Allen
1888–1959
Robert C Allen
1888–
Robert Allen
1889–
Julia Agnes Allen
1889–1983
Julia A Allen
1889–
Albert W Allen
1891–1891
Edgar P. Allen
1891–1891
Edger Allen
1893–1993

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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  • Female1874–1952Female

  • Male1876–1963Male

  • Alma Allen

    Female1878–1920Female

  • Sophia Allen

    Female1879–Female

  • Albert Allen

    Male1881–1881Male

+15 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 26

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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.

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