Dwight Sidney Allen

1843–1908 (Age 65)
Randallsville, Lebanon, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of Dwight Sidney

When Dwight Sidney Allen was born on 12 February 1843, in Randallsville, Lebanon, Madison, New York, United States, his father, George Allen, was 22 and his mother, Harriet Amelia Buell, was 22. He married Delia Sherman on 4 September 1867, in Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Lebanon, Lebanon, Madison, New York, United States in 1850 and Linn, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States for about 40 years. He died on 5 May 1908, in Lake Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Lake Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States.

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Dwight Sidney Allen
Delia Sherman
Marriage: 4 September 1867
George Sherman Allen
Esther Victoria Allen
John Raymond Allen
Elsie Caroline Allen
James Garfield Allen
Josephine Allen
Ray Allen
Ruth Alice Allen
Mary Louisa Allen
Dwight Sidney Allen Jr.

Spouse & Children

4 September 1867
Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 11

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Dwight Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dwight Alen in household of George Alen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dwight S Allen, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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