Violet Jane Allen

1886–1973 (Age 87)
Molong, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Violet Jane

When Violet Jane Allen was born in 1886, in Molong, New South Wales, Australia, her father, Thomas Albert Allen, was 21 and her mother, Susan Catherine Daly, was 19. She married Alfred Roland Townsend in 1912. She died on 4 January 1973, at the age of 87, and was buried in Manildra, New South Wales, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Violet Jane Allen
1886–1973
Alfred Roland Townsend
1879–
Marriage: 1912

Spouse & Children

  • Female1886–1973Female

  • Alfred Roland Townsend

    Male1879–Male

MARRIAGE
1912

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1892

Age 6

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 15

First Federal election.
1911

Age 25

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

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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