Elton Leroy Allen

Brief Life History of Elton Leroy

When Elton Leroy Allen was born on 2 September 1875, in Renville, Minnesota, United States, his father, Charles Wesley Allen, was 40 and his mother, Ellen Frances Houck, was 18. He married Elizabeth Sorenson about 1895, in Hutchinson, McLeod, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Morningside, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1930. He died on 8 October 1967, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elton Leroy Allen
1875–1967
Elizabeth Sorenson
1876–1936
Marriage: about 1895
Lauren Leroy Allen
1899–1940

Sources (6)

  • Elton L. Allen in household of Wesley C. Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elton L. in entry for Elizabeth Allen, "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"
  • Elton Allan, "United States Census, 1900"

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

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.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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.

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