Charles Wesley Allen

1851–1942 (Age 91)
Noble, Indiana, United States

The Life of Charles Wesley

When Charles Wesley Allen was born on 10 September 1851, in Noble, Indiana, United States, his father, William Maynard Allen, was 40 and his mother, Sophronia Meeker, was 36. He married Emma A. Hawkins on 22 August 1874, in Fort Laramie, Goshen, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Shannon, South Dakota, United States in 1910. He died on 16 November 1942, in Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in State Veterans Home Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Wesley Allen
Emma A. Hawkins
Marriage: 22 August 1874
Nellie Allen
Albert Allen
Joseph Perry Allen
Alma Allen
Sophia Allen
Albert Allen
Charles Sumner Allen Jr.
Samuel Emmitt Allen
Samuel Emmett Allen
Jessie Allen
Lizzie Allen
Elizabeth Allen
Robert Cleveland Allen
Robert C Allen
Robert Allen
Julia Agnes Allen
Julia A Allen
Albert W Allen
Edgar P. Allen
Edger Allen

Spouse & Children

22 August 1874
Fort Laramie, Goshen, Wyoming, United States


  • Female1874–1952Female

  • Male1876–1963Male

  • Alma Allen


  • Sophia Allen


  • Albert Allen


+15 More Children

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+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 5

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became 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.

Story Highlight


FORT ROBINSON, NEB. – Born in Indiana on Sept. 10, 1851 Charles Wesley Allen led a colorful life on the western frontier and worked as a cowboy, newspaper reporter at the Chadron Democrat, Pine Ridge …

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Sources (3)

  • C W Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • C W Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles W Allen in entry for Julia Agnes Vert, "Montana, Lake County Records, 1857-2010"

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