George Walter Allen

1888–1911 (Age 23)
Iowa, United States

The Life of George Walter

When George Walter Allen was born on 11 February 1888, in Iowa, United States, his father, George Washington Allen, was 28 and his mother, Harriett Everette Copeland, was 19. He lived in Lincoln Township, Adams, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 26 May 1911, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 23.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Allen
1859–
Harriett Everette Copeland
1868–1947
George Walter Allen
1888–1911
Gertrude Allen
Gertrude Everett Allen
1889–1971
William Green Allen
1890–1973
Mary Clarinda Allen
1893–1983

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 8

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Walter G Allen in household of George W Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George W. Allen, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Geo Walter Allen, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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