Charles O. Allen

1875–1948 (Age 73)
Lamar, Texas, United States

The Life of Charles O.

When Charles O. Allen was born in 1875, in Lamar, Texas, United States, his father, Nathaniel Orrin Allen, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Evelyn Lebow, was 32. He married Parthenia Helen Fail on 13 April 1899, in Polk, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Mineral, Sevier, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Idabel, McCurtain, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died in 1948, in McCurtain, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 73.

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Charles O. Allen
Parthenia Helen Fail
Marriage: 13 April 1899
Ailene Allen
Louise Allen
William Nat Allen
Charlene H. Allen

Spouse and Children


    Parthenia Helen Fail


13 April 1899
Polk, Arkansas, United States


    Ailene Allen


    Louise Allen


    William Nat Allen


    Charlene H. Allen


Parents and Siblings

    Nathaniel Orrin Allen





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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 1

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • C O Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charlie O Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles O Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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