Orin William Allen

11 October 1893–27 September 1918 (Age 24)
Weston, Franklin, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Orin William

When Orin William Allen was born on 11 October 1893, in Weston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, his father, Alexander Alma Allen, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Heaver Clarke, was 35. He married Jessie Naismith on 23 February 1918, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. He lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1918. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 27 September 1918, in France, at the age of 24, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Orin William Allen
Jessie Naismith
Marriage: 23 February 1918

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 February 1918Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1894 · The Affair - Dreyfus is Accused of Treason
    Age 1
    The Dreyfus affair was a huge scandal in the late 19th century and early 20th century French. Alfred Dreyfus was born on October 9, 1859 in Mulhouse, France  and died on July 12, 1935 in Paris France. He was convicted of treason. He was accused of being a spy in the German embassy in France.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 8
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    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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    Paul Naismith Kelly Personal History Page 5

    young man. Schooled as a pattern maker, he had his own shop in Los Angeles. He served in the ship yards in World War I. He worked long hours and died at 44. Christine. She was conservative, realist …

    Sources (23)

    • Orin W Allen in household of Elizabeth Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Orin W Allen, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Orrin William Allen, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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