Howard John Allen

1884–1953 (Age 68)
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

The Life of Howard John

When Howard John Allen was born on 11 December 1884, his father, John Jacob Allen, was 31 and his mother, Helen Avery, was 22. He married Erma Bowes on 4 June 1913. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Walker Township, Platte, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States in 1930. He died on 19 January 1953, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Claquato Cemetery, Claquato, Lewis, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howard John Allen
Erma Bowes
Marriage: 4 June 1913
Helen Rosemary Allen
William Albert Allen
Richard John Allen
George Howard Allen

Spouse & Children

4 June 1913
Denver, Colorado


Parents & Siblings

  • John Jacob Allen


  • Helen Avery




  • Arthur Stephen Allen


  • Male1884–1953Male

  • Mary W. Allen


  • Charles Albert Allen


  • Male1901–1970Male

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 5

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Howard G Allen in household of John J Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Howard Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howard J Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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