Bessie E Allen

1880–1967 (Age 87)
Fairview Township, Labette, Kansas, United States

The Life of Bessie E

When Bessie E Allen was born on 20 February 1880, in Fairview Township, Labette, Kansas, United States, her father, George Washington Allen, was 39 and her mother, Nancy Delilah Allen, was 35. She married Thomas Albert Todd on 24 December 1902, in Kay, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Dale Township, Kay, Oklahoma, United States in 1900 and Newkirk, Kay, Oklahoma, United States for about 30 years. She died on 10 September 1967, in Kay, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Newkirk Cemetery, Newkirk, Kay, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bessie E Allen
Thomas Albert Todd
Marriage: 24 December 1902
Floyd Marion Todd
Grace E Todd

Spouse & Children

24 December 1902
Kay, Oklahoma, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • George Washington Allen


  • Nancy Delilah Allen




  • Sarah Eliza Allen


  • Scottie Allen


  • Margaret Allen


  • Mary Olive Allen


  • Clara Allen


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 1

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 23

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)

  • Ben E Todd in household of Thomas A Todd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie Todd in household of Mary A Russell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bess E Todd in household of Albert T Todd, "United States Census, 1920"

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