Frances Allen

1869–
Seneca Falls, Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York, United States

The Life of Frances

When Frances Allen was born in 1869, in Seneca Falls, Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York, United States, her father, Orval Allen, was 45 and her mother, Abigail Cordelia Brim, was 41. She lived in New York, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Orval Allen
1824–1875
Abigail Cordelia Brim
1828–1896
Emily Allen
1850–
Addie Allen
1856–
Frances Allen
1869–

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1824–1875Male

  • Abigail Cordelia Brim

    Female1828–1896Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 31

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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 (1)

  • Frances Allen in household of Orville Allen, "United States Census, 1870"

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