Gladys Jewell Allen

5 February 1900–20 September 1995 (Age 95)
Heber Springs, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Gladys Jewell

When Gladys Jewell Allen was born on 5 February 1900, in Heber Springs, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States, her father, Benjamin J. Allen, was 32 and her mother, Florence Janette Gatton, was 30. She married John Beatrice Russell on 28 December 1921, in Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Pirtleville, Cochise, Arizona, United States in 1930 and Cochise, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 20 September 1995, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

John Beatrice Russell
Gladys Jewell Allen
Marriage: 28 December 1921
Doris Mae Russell

Spouse and Children

28 December 1921
Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings





    John Grady Allen


    Landys Allen


    Ray Allen


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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.
1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

Age 1

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

Name: Gladys Jewell Russell [Gladys Russell] [Gladys Jewell Allen] SSN:527337551 Gender: Female Race: White Birth Date: 5 Feb 1900 Birth Place: Cleborh, Arkansas Death Date: 20 Sep 1995 Father: Benj …

Sources (3)

  • Gladys Allin in household of Benjamin Allin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gladis J Allin in household of Benjamon J Allin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gladys Allen in household of Benjamin Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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