Titus William Allen

1842–1913 (Age 70)
Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Titus William

When Titus William Allen was born on 27 March 1842, in Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Benjamin T. Allen, was 18 and his mother, Sarah Jane Dobson, was 14. He married Elizabeth Oliver on 17 November 1864, in Winnebago, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Jenkins Township, Mitchell, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Winsor Township, Brookings, South Dakota, United States in 1900. He died on 18 January 1913, in South Dakota, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Arlington, Brookings, South Dakota, United States.

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Titus William Allen
Elizabeth Oliver
Marriage: 17 November 1864
Clara Mae Allen
William James Allen
Leslie John Allen
Minnie Bell Allen
Freddie Calvin Allen
Elizabeth Maude Allen
Freddie C Allen
Martha Jane Allen
Aubrey Oliver Allen
Arleigh T Allen

Spouse & Children

17 November 1864
Winnebago, Illinois, United States


  • Clara Mae Allen


  • William James Allen


  • Leslie John Allen


  • Minnie Bell Allen


  • Freddie Calvin Allen


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1823–1910Male

  • Sarah Jane Dobson




+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 4

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Titus Allen in household of Benjamin Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Tilus W Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Titus Allen in household of Aurby Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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