John William Allen Sr.

1892–1972 (Age 79)
Coles Point, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States

The Life of John William

John William Allen Sr. was born on 2 October 1892. He married Margaret McCrea on 13 December 1916, in Coles Point, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Cople Magisterial District, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died in August 1972, in Coles Point, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Kinsale, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States.

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John William Allen Sr.
Margaret McCrea
Marriage: 13 December 1916
Margaret Elizabeth Allen
Louise Allen
John Harding Allen
Fannie Estelle Allen
Emily Mayo Allen
Adeline Jean Allen
John W. "Sonny" Allen, Jr.
Charles Rogers "Charley Boy" Allen
Calvin Farmer Allen

Spouse & Children

13 December 1916
Coles Point, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 2

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • John W Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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