Howard James Allen

1922–2001 (Age 78)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Howard James

When Howard James Allen was born on 28 April 1922, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Ivan Vincent Allen, was 33 and his mother, Anna Belle Hughes, was 32. He married Dorthy M. Wood on 11 August 1947. He lived in Mount Oliver, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 19 March 2001, in Dunedin, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Cecil, Cecil Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howard James Allen
1922–2001
Dorthy M. Wood
1925–2013
Marriage: 11 August 1947

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
11 August 1947

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(4)

  • William Thomas Allen

    Male1910–1911Male

  • Claire Annabell Allen

    Female1912–2003Female

  • Ivan Vincent Allen Jr.

    Male1915–1962Male

  • Male1922–2001Male

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 19

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 Ivan Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howard Allen in household of Iven Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Howard J Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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