Edward Thomas Allen

1872–1944 (Age 71)
Glendorado, Benton, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Edward Thomas

When Edward Thomas Allen was born on 4 August 1872, in Glendorado, Benton, Minnesota, United States, his father, Edward Thomas Allen, was 37 and his mother, Caroline Elizabeth Thomas, was 37. He married Maud Moore on 19 June 1897, in St. Cloud Township, Stearns, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Maricopa, Arizona, United States for about 5 years and Supervisorial District 1, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 27 January 1944, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Thomas Allen
Maud Moore
Marriage: 19 June 1897
James Thomas Allen
Wilbert Terrance Allen
Madge Almedia Allen

Spouse & Children

19 June 1897
St. Cloud Township, Stearns, Minnesota, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Edward Thomas Allen


  • Caroline Elizabeth Thomas




  • Charles Sumner Allen


  • James Robert Allen


  • Lydia Carrie Allen


  • Female1864–1939Female

  • Andrew Allen


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 12

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 21

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

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)

  • Edward Allen in household of Edward Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edward T Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward T Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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