George Washington Allen

Edenville, Marshall, Iowa, United States

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When George Washington Allen was born on 31 May 1859, in Edenville, Marshall, Iowa, United States, his father, James Greene Allen, was 32 and his mother, Clarinda Walker Wood, was 33. He married Harriett Everette Copeland on 1 February 1887, in Shelby, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lincoln Township, Adams, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Tonganoxie Township, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died in Iowa, United States.

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George Washington Allen
Harriett Everette Copeland
Marriage: 1 February 1887
George Walter Allen
Gertrude Allen
Gertrude Everett Allen
William Green Allen
Mary Clarinda Allen

Spouse & Children

1 February 1887
Shelby, Iowa, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1826–1876Male

  • Clarinda Walker Wood




  • Mary Emilie Allen


  • Sarah ALLEN


  • James Abraham Allen


  • Souvern William Wallace Allen


  • John Milton Allen


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Kansas is the 34th state

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 31

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • George W Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George W Allen in household of Clarinda Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George W Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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