Howard Johnston Allen Jr

1931–2010 (Age 78)
Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States

The Life of Howard Johnston

When Howard Johnston Allen Jr was born on 21 September 1931, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, his father, Howard Johnston Allen, was 27 and his mother, Era Elizabeth Hackney, was 25. He had at least 1 daughter with Harriet Holton. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, McLennan, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 26 March 2010, in McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Howard Johnston Allen Jr
1931–2010
Harriet Holton
1938–2002
Sallie Ann Allen
1963–2015

Spouse & Children

children

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  • Sallie Ann Allen

    Female1963–2015Female

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World Events (8)

1932

Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 18

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 23

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

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)

  • Howard Allen in household of Howard J Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Howard Johnston Allen, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Dr Howard J Allen, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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