Luella Allen

17 May 1914–4 August 1995 (Age 81)
Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Luella

When Luella Allen was born on 17 May 1914, in Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Alonzo W. Allen, was 26 and her mother, Catharine Matilda Coorough, was 23. She married Ira V. Lindquist in 1937, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. She died on 4 August 1995, in Chico, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira V. Lindquist
1910–1977
Luella Allen
1914–1995
Marriage: 1937

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1937
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 5

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Luella Lindquist in household of Ira V Lindquist, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Luella Mary Lindquist, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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