Ira Wellington Allen

1889–1968 (Age 78)
Clinton, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ira Wellington

When Ira Wellington Allen was born on 1 August 1889, in Clinton, Missouri, United States, his father, George Robert Allen, was 38 and his mother, Sarah K Shankland, was 33. He married Cora Viola Furnish on 17 February 1906, in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Cheney, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1930. He died on 20 March 1968, in Caldwell, Sumner, Kansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Cheney, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Wellington Allen
Cora Viola Furnish
Marriage: 17 February 1906
Ted George Allen

Spouse & Children

17 February 1906
Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • George Robert Allen


  • Sarah K Shankland




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 15

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 21

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Ira W Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ira W Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ira Allen in household of G R Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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