Barbara Amelia Allen

1866–1947 (Age 80)
Bayside, Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Barbara Amelia

When Barbara Amelia Allen was born on 14 September 1866, in Bayside, Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Andrew Somers Allen, was 51 and her mother, Charlotte Eleanor Isabel Anderson, was 46. She married John Mathias Allen on 29 December 1886, in Port Elgin, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years. She died in 1947, in Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Barbara Amelia Allen
John Mathias Allen
Marriage: 29 December 1886
Elmer R Allen
Lennie Allen
Lennie Allen
Adella M Allen
Cecil Rhodes Allen

Spouse & Children

29 December 1886
Port Elgin, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada


  • Elmer R Allen


  • Lennie Allen


  • Lennie Allen


  • Adella M Allen


  • Male1900–1995Male

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World Events (4)

1867 · British North America Act

Age 1

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

Age 3

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 35

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.

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)

  • Barbara Allen in household of Mathias Allen, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Barbara Allen in entry for Cecil R Allen and Emily E S Strang, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • Barbara Allen in entry for Elmer R Allen and Rebecca Esterbrooks, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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