Ethelbert Saummes Allen

1919–1984 (Age 64)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Ethelbert Saummes

When Ethelbert Saummes Allen was born on 18 November 1919, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Ernest Braxton Allen, was 45 and his mother, Eva Pearl Saums, was 34. He lived in Ruleville, Sunflower, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 5, Hinds, Mississippi, United States in 1930. He died in October 1984, at the age of 64.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 6

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 18

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Ethelbert Allen in household of Ernest B Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethelbert S Allen in household of Ernest B Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ethelbert Saummes Allen - Government record: Social Security record: birth: 18 November 1919; Mississippi, United States

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