Franklin D Allen

24 February 1860–15 February 1953 (Age 92)
Antwerp, Antwerp, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Franklin D

When Franklin D Allen was born on 24 February 1860, in Antwerp, Antwerp, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Lorenzo Dow Allen, was 41 and his mother, Mary Cummings, was 36. He married Anna Todd on 10 February 1886, in Edwards, Edwards, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Denmark, Denmark, Lewis, New York, United States for about 5 years and De Kalb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 15 February 1953, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Franklin D Allen
Mary Letitia Hurd
Marriage: 1894
Roy F Allen
Franklin Donald Allen

Spouse and Children


    Mary Letitia Hurd




Parents and Siblings

    Lorenzo Dow Allen


    Mary Cummings





    Marcelia Allen


    Amy Allen


    Charles L Allen



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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Age 26

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Frank Allin in household of Lorenzo Allin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Franklin Allen in household of Lorenzo Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Franklin D Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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