Florence Rena Allen

1888–1962 (Age 74)
Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Florence Rena

When Florence Rena Allen was born on 1 August 1888, her father, Frank Hamlin Allen, was 27 and her mother, Ella M. Eikert, was 20. She lived in Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 9 September 1962, at the age of 74.

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Frank Hamlin Allen
Ella M. Eikert
Florence Rena Allen
Clarence Foss Allen
Forest O Allen
Floyd Frank Allen
James Allen
Isabel Marian Allen
John Allen
Ransom H. Allen
Carol Allen
Lola M Allen

Parents & Siblings

  • Frank Hamlin Allen


  • Female1868–1945Female



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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Florance R Allen in household of Frank H Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence R Allen in household of Frank H Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florence R Allen in household of Frank A Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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