Herbert Floyd Allen

1896–1986 (Age 89)
Northampton, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Herbert Floyd

When Herbert Floyd Allen was born on 5 September 1896, in Northampton, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Henry Allen, was 24 and his mother, Laura C Wheeler, was 27. He had at least 4 daughters with Nellie Blythe Britton. He lived in Roanoke Township, Northampton, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Rich Square Township, Northampton, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 10 February 1986, in Lasker, Northampton, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Northampton, North Carolina, United States.

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Herbert Floyd Allen
Nellie Blythe Britton
Lois Elizabeth Allen
Carolyn Ray Allen
Lottie Margaret Allen
Peggy Nell Allen

Spouse & Children



  • Lois Elizabeth Allen


  • Female1920–1984Female

  • Lottie Margaret Allen


  • Peggy Nell Allen


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World Events (8)

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 1

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Herbert Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herbert Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herbert Allen, "United States Census, 1940"

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