Ransom H. Allen

1900–1983 (Age 83)
Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ransom H.

When Ransom H. Allen was born on 21 May 1900, in Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States, his father, Frank Hamlin Allen, was 39 and his mother, Ella M. Eikert, was 32. He had at least 2 daughters with Florence Isabell Miner. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 27 June 1983, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Ransom H. Allen
1900–1983
Florence Isabell Miner
1902–1981
Audree Ann Allen
1927–2011
Constance Jean Allen
1933–

Spouse & Children

children

(2)

  • Female1927–2011Female

  • Constance Jean Allen

    Female1933–Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Frank Hamlin Allen

    Male1860–1932Male

  • Female1868–1945Female

siblings

(10)

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Ranson Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ransom Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ransom Allen in household of Frank H Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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