Phillip Torrey Allen

1883–1957 (Age 73)
Marquette Township, Marquette, Michigan, United States

The Life of Phillip Torrey

When Phillip Torrey Allen was born on 24 December 1883, in Marquette Township, Marquette, Michigan, United States, his father, Ephraim William Allen, was 30 and his mother, Susan Conivar Wild Dyar, was 26. He married Franklin Jessie Murray on 18 June 1913. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in East Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Silvis, Rock Island, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 November 1957, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Torrey Allen
Franklin Jessie Murray
Marriage: 18 June 1913
John Phillip Allen
Lucy Roberta Allen
Susan Dyer Allen
William Murray Allen
Winnifred Allen

Spouse & Children

18 June 1913


Parents & Siblings

  • Ephraim William Allen


  • Susan Conivar Wild Dyar




  • Hugh McMillan Allen


  • Male1883–1957Male

  • Winthrop Dyar Allen


  • Margery Allen


World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 4

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 20

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.

Story Highlight

Winthrop Dyar Allen

Mr. Allen was born in Marquette, March 24, 1885, and lived in Birmingham since 1925. He died Saturday in his home at 592 Madison. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Louise Allen; his son, Winthrop, Jr., …

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Sources (3)

  • P F Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Phillip Allen in household of William Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Phillip T Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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