Howard J. Allen

1901–1990 (Age 88)
Taylor, Taylor, Cortland, New York, United States

The Life of Howard J.

When Howard J. Allen was born on 11 July 1901, in Taylor, Taylor, Cortland, New York, United States, his father, George J. Allen, was 44 and his mother, Mary Howard, was 29. He married Sarah E. Stevens on 7 July 1920, in Cortland, New York, United States. He died on 28 January 1990, in Cortland, Cortland, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in McGraw, Cortlandville, Cortland, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howard J. Allen
Sarah E. Stevens
Marriage: 7 July 1920

Spouse & Children

7 July 1920
Cortland, New York, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • George J. Allen


  • Female1871–1953Female



  • Ned Leo Allen


  • Male1901–1990Male

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 16

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Howard J Allen in household of George Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Howard J Allen, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Howard J Allen, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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