George O. Allen

1883–1961 (Age 78)
Caroline, Virginia, United States

The Life of George O.

When George O. Allen was born on 6 February 1883, in Caroline, Virginia, United States, his father, John Thomas Allen, was 28 and his mother, Bettie Lewis Blanton, was 27. He married Mary Herndon Dejarnette on 13 March 1917, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. He lived in Beaverdam, Hanover, Virginia, United States in 1920 and Ashland Magisterial District, Hanover, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 31 October 1961, in Ashland, Hanover, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78.

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George O. Allen
Mary Herndon Dejarnette
Marriage: 13 March 1917

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  • Male1883–1961Male

  • Mary Herndon Dejarnette


13 March 1917
Richmond, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 11

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Age 21

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • George O Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George O Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George O Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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