George Edgar Allen

13 November 1878–26 November 1951 (Age 73)
Elk Point, Union, Dakota Territory, United States

The Life of George Edgar

When George Edgar Allen was born on 13 November 1878, in Elk Point, Union, Dakota Territory, United States, his father, Willard Parker Allen, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Lavina Eslick, was 23. He married Maude Ellen Peck on 10 June 1905, in Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Union, South Dakota, United States in 1935 and Sioux Township, Plymouth, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 26 November 1951, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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George Edgar Allen
Maude Ellen Peck
Marriage: 10 June 1905
Ray Edgar Allen
Helen Minerva Allen
Florence Rosalie Allen
Orin Clair Allen Sr.
Dorothy Arlene Allen
Opal Isabelle Allen
Clifford Donald Allen
Leone Allen

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10 June 1905
Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Geo E Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Geo E Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • George Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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