Clarissa Margaret Allen

17 September 1917–23 August 2002 (Age 84)
Whitman, Washington, United States

The Life of Clarissa Margaret

When Clarissa Margaret Allen was born on 17 September 1917, in Whitman, Washington, United States, her father, Nelsen Ivy Allen, was 31 and her mother, Luella G. Snyder, was 24. She lived in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Asotin, Asotin, Washington, United States in 1930. She died on 23 August 2002, in Woodburn, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 84.

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Clarissa Margaret Allen
1917–2002

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Nelsen Ivy Allen

    Male1886–1928Male

    Female1892–1947Female

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · Seattle General Strike

Age 2

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 23

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

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 (2)

  • Clarissa M Allen in household of Luella Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Claricy Allen in household of Nelson Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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