Robert Lee Allen

5 December 1872–1953 (Age 80)
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Robert Lee

When Robert Lee Allen was born on 5 December 1872, in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, George Fox Allen, was 44 and his mother, Waty Whipple Cook, was 39. He had at least 1 son with Mary Ellen Cosgrove. He died in 1953, in Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Robert Lee Allen
1872–1953
Mary Ellen Cosgrove
1872–1945
Alvin Jason Allen
1898–1969

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    George Fox Allen

    Male1828–1914Male

    Waty Whipple Cook

    Female1833–1918Female

siblings

(11)

    Salinda E Allen

    Female1853–1870Female

    Salinda E. Allen

    Female1854–1871Female

    Alvan J Allen

    Male1854–1925Male

    Alvin I. Allen

    Male1855–Male

    Sarah Adelia Allen

    Female1858–1940Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 23

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

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)

  • Robert L Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert L Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Robert L Allen in household of George F Allen, "United States Census, 1880"

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