George Willford Allen

2 November 1878–24 February 1937 (Age 58)
Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota, United States

The Life Summary of George Willford

When George Willford Allen was born on 2 November 1878, in Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota, United States, his father, Stephen Allen, was 46 and his mother, Rosannah Swearingen, was 30. He married Sarah D Joslin on 25 December 1900, in Martin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Silver Lake Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States in 1880 and Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1920. He died on 24 February 1937, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

George Willford Allen
1878–1937
Sarah D Joslin
1879–
Marriage: 25 December 1900
Erven Wilfred Allen
1902–1952
Beatrice L Allen
1904–1985

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1900Martin, Minnesota, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota
    Age 6
    After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 18
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Allenby
    Allin
    Alano
    Alan
    Allan
    Allain
    Alen
    Allis
    Alleyne
    Alling

    Sources (12)

    • William Allen in entry for Leo Emery Allen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • George W Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
    • George W Allen, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"

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