Alvin Elias Allen Jr.

Brief Life History of Alvin Elias

When Alvin Elias Allen Jr. was born on 10 March 1913, in Gregory, San Patricio, Texas, United States, his father, Alvin Elias Allen, was 36 and his mother, Julia Clarke Sinclair, was 35. He had at least 1 daughter with Lura Coppin. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Bell, Texas, United States in 1940 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He died on 31 December 2000, in Oxnard, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Cypress, Orange, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvin Elias Allen Jr.
1913–2000
Lura Coppin
1918–2015
Barbara Helen Allen
1942–

Sources (10)

  • Alvin E Allen, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Allen, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Alvin Elias Allen, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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 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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