John Nichols Allen

1878–1950 (Age 71)
Covington, Fountain, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Nichols

When John Nichols Allen was born on 23 August 1878, in Covington, Fountain, Indiana, United States, his father, George Washington Allen, was 37 and his mother, Nancy Delilah Allen, was 33. He married Bertha May Green on 19 April 1899, in Kay, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Dale Township, Kay, Oklahoma, United States in 1900 and Mountainair, Torrance, New Mexico Territory, United States in 1910. He died on 15 May 1950, in Newkirk, Kay, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Newkirk Cemetery, Newkirk, Kay, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Nichols Allen
Bertha May Green
Marriage: 19 April 1899
Harold Raymond Allen
Cora Lucille Allen
Alvin Woodrow Allen
Jack Clarance Allen

Spouse & Children

19 April 1899
Kay, Oklahoma, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • George Washington Allen


  • Nancy Delilah Allen




  • Sarah Eliza Allen


  • Scottie Allen


  • Margaret Allen


  • Mary Olive Allen


  • Clara Allen


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 3

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • John M Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John M Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John N Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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