Emma M. Allen

1860–1944 (Age 84)
Byron, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Emma M.

When Emma M. Allen was born on 6 September 1860, in Byron, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, her father, Dr. Pennington Allen, was 34 and her mother, Sarah L. Hunt, was 21. She married Emmett Daniel Wiltse on 1 February 1893, in Byron, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Burns Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States for about 50 years. She died on 8 October 1944, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Union Plains Cemetery, Byron, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emma M. Allen
Emmett Daniel Wiltse
Marriage: 1 February 1893
Allen C. Wiltse
Sumner Trent Wiltse
Gladys M. Wiltsie
George Roscoe Wiltse
Mary Wiltse

Spouse & Children

  • Female1860–1944Female

  • Emmett Daniel Wiltse


1 February 1893
Byron, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States


  • Wiltse


  • Male1893–1955Male

  • Wiltse


  • Male1895–1979Male

  • Gladys M. Wiltsie


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Dr. Pennington Allen


  • Sarah L. Hunt




  • George S Allen


  • Female1860–1944Female

  • Frank Pennington Allen


  • Lotta Allen


  • Female1874–1969Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 19

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 22

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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)

  • Emma Allen in household of Pennington Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma M Wiltse in household of Emmet D Wiltse, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma M Wiltse in household of Emmett Wiltse, "United States Census, 1920"

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