William Valentine Allen

1882–1971 (Age 89)
Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas, United States

The Life of William Valentine

When William Valentine Allen was born on 12 September 1882, in Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas, United States, his father, George Washington Allen, was 41 and his mother, Nancy Delilah Allen, was 38. He married Rosa M Hottel on 3 June 1903, in Kay, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Kay, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Dale Township, Kay, Oklahoma, United States for about 5 years. He died on 9 September 1971, in Newkirk, Kay, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Newkirk Cemetery, Kay, Oklahoma Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Valentine Allen
Rosa M Hottel
Marriage: 3 June 1903
Oran Lee Allen

Spouse & Children

3 June 1903
Kay, Oklahoma, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • George Washington Allen


  • Nancy Delilah Allen




  • Sarah Eliza Allen


  • Scottie Allen


  • Margaret Allen


  • Mary Olive Allen


  • Clara Allen


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 4

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • William Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Allen in household of Orin Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William V Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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