Joseph Lee Allen

Brief Life History of Joseph Lee

When Joseph Lee Allen was born on 23 April 1908, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, his father, Warner Hoopes Allen, was 41 and his mother, Frances Fannie Busby Peterson, was 37. He married Vergie Wilkins on 24 October 1930, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Yavapai, Arizona, United States in 1920 and Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States for about 1 years. He died on 10 April 2007, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lee Allen
1908–2007
Vergie Wilkins
1911–1994
Marriage: 24 October 1930
Virginia Louise Allen
1933–1993

Sources (52)

  • Joseph L Allen, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Joseph Lee Allen, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
  • Joseph L Allen, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

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1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Allen's Markets in Prescott Arizona

Allens went from a dairy to one of Prescott’s biggest market Posted on September 21, 2003 By Ben Allen The "Allens Of Prescott" dynasty began in 1918 when Warner Hoopes Allen moved his family from Me …

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