Horace Wylie Allen

1903–1972 (Age 69)
Mount Irwin Cemetery, Irwin Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Horace Wylie

When Horace Wylie Allen was born on 31 January 1903, his father, William Chambers Allen, was 27 and his mother, Minta Almeda Hovis, was 28. He lived in Irwin Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 March 1972, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mount Irwin Cemetery, Irwin Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Horace Wylie Allen
1903–1972
Geraldine Elizabeth Atwell
1904–1993

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World Events (8)

1904

Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 2

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 20

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 (2)

  • Horace Allen in household of William C Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Horace W Allen in household of William C Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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