James Leon Allen

17 September 1920–7 September 1995 (Age 75)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of James Leon

When James Leon Allen was born on 17 September 1920, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Sam Allen, was 37 and his mother, Emilene Moore, was 39. He lived in Little Black Township, Randolph, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 7 September 1995, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ingram Cemetery, Maynard, Randolph, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sam Allen
Emilene Moore
Uhl Ulnora Allen
Marie Christie Allen
Ernestine Allen
Rudy Ailene Allen
Ailene Allen
Bernice Allen
James Leon Allen
Joseph Vincent Allen

Parents and Siblings


    Emilene Moore






    Ernestine Allen


    Rudy Ailene Allen


    Ailene Allen


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World Events (8)

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 2

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

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

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Leon Allen in household of Sam Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leon J Allen in household of Sam Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leon J Allen in household of Sam Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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