Raymond Wesley Allen

1915–2008 (Age 92)
Miller, Missouri, United States

The Life of Raymond Wesley

When Raymond Wesley Allen was born on 29 December 1915, in Miller, Missouri, United States, his father, Charles Hinkley Allen, was 43 and his mother, Stella Lee Allee, was 39. He married Nelda Marie Cotten on 10 August 1935, in Miller, Missouri, United States. He lived in Franklin Township, Miller, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 March 2008, in Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Barnett, Morgan, Missouri, United States.

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Raymond Wesley Allen
Nelda Marie Cotten
Marriage: 10 August 1935

Spouse & Children

10 August 1935
Miller, Missouri, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Ollie Allen


  • Male1899–1990Male

  • Logan T Allen


  • Female1908–1991Female

  • Male1911–1977Male

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 16

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.

Age 26

Japanese attack 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)

  • Raymond Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Raymond W Allen in household of Charles H Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Raymond Allen in household of Charley H Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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