Ora Allen

1902–1969 (Age 66)
Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ora

When Ora Allen was born on 2 September 1902, in Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Franklin Benjamin Allen, was 27 and her mother, Ida Mae Allen, was 25. She lived in Buffalo, Hopewell Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Buffalo Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 22 February 1969, in Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Benjamin Allen
1875–1961
Ida Mae Allen
1877–1970
Lawrence Allen
1900–1961
Ora Allen
1902–1969
Montrose Theodore Allen
1906–1979
Jennie Allen
1908–1995
Gaylord Allen
1913–1995

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 3

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1920

Age 18

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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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Sources (3)

  • Ora Allen in household of Frank Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ora Allen in household of Frank Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ora Allen in household of Frank B Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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