William George Allen

Male14 December 1836–1922

Brief Life History of William George

When William George Allen was born on 14 December 1836, in Cape Tormentine, Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Benjamin Samuel Allen, was 39 and his mother, Phebe Trenholm, was 37. He married Sarah Ann Goodwin on 29 July 1868, in Baie Verte, Westmorland, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years and Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada in 1901. His occupation is listed as farmer in Cape Tormentine, Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. He died in 1922, in Cape Tormentine, Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 86, and was buried in Bayfield, Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William George Allen
Sarah Ann Goodwin
Marriage: 29 July 1868
Margery Alice Allen
Walter Dudley Allen
Hampton George Allen
Minnie Eva Allen
Dexter William Allen
Frances 'Fannie' Louise Allen

Sources (25)

  • W G Allen in entry for Fannie Allen, "New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906"
  • William G. Allen, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • William G Allen in entry for Hampton G Allen and Lottie A Trenholm, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 July 1868Baie Verte, Westmorland, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (3)

    1867 · British North America Act

    Age 31

    The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.


    Age 33


    1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

    Age 65

    July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.

    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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