Josiah Fisk Allen

May 1837–5 August 1910 (Age 73)
Essex, New York, United States

The Life of Josiah Fisk

When Josiah Fisk Allen was born in May 1837, in Essex, New York, United States, his father, Truman Allen, was 31 and his mother, Phoebe Ballard, was 27. He married Almeda D Taylor in 1861, in Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Corry, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Crawford, Wisconsin, United States in 1900. He died on 5 August 1910, in Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 73.

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Josiah Fisk Allen
Emma Heal
Marriage: 22 August 1875
Goldie Effie Allen
Sylvia Allen
LeRoy S. Allen
Pearl P. Allen
George S. Allen
Rose Allen

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22 August 1875
Genoa, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 17

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josiah F Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Josiah Allen in household of Truman Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Josiah F Allen in household of Trinna Allen, "United States Census, 1850"

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