Otis Edward Allen

1892–1970 (Age 78)
Lincoln Township, Story, Iowa, United States

The Life of Otis Edward

When Otis Edward Allen was born on 5 April 1892, in Lincoln Township, Story, Iowa, United States, his father, Jacob Milton Allen, was 36 and his mother, Nellie Adell Dimmitt, was 27. He married Roberta Frances WYMAN on 20 October 1933, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He lived in Story, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Mehurin Township, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States in 1910. He died on 13 November 1970, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 78, and was buried in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Otis Edward Allen
Roberta Frances WYMAN
Marriage: 20 October 1933

Spouse & Children

  • Male1892–1970Male

  • Roberta Frances WYMAN


20 October 1933
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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World Events (8)

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 1

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Otis E Allen in household of Jacob Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Otis E Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Otis Allen in household of J M Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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