Edward Henry Allen

13 June 1940–26 January 1999 (Age 58)
Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Edward Henry

When Edward Henry Allen was born on 13 June 1940, in Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina, United States, his father, Edward Henry ALLEN, was 37 and his mother, Sennethia Campbell, was 36. He died on 26 January 1999, in his hometown, at the age of 58, and was buried in Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina, United States.

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Edward Henry ALLEN
1902–
Sennethia Campbell
1904–
Edward Henry Allen
1940–1999

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World Events (8)

1941

Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1949 · Briggs vs. Elliot

Age 9

Briggs v Elliot is filed with the federal court in South Carolina. The idea is that parents of African American students want bus transportation for their students. This request is later combined with Brown v the Board of Education case.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 16

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

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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