Paulina Gunter Allen

6 February 1913–29 January 1996 (Age 82)
Jupiter, Palm Beach, Florida, United States

The Life of Paulina Gunter

When Paulina Gunter Allen was born on 6 February 1913, in Jupiter, Palm Beach, Florida, United States, her father, Jesse Norman Allen, was 37 and her mother, Alma Pearl Cooper, was 35. She married W. Otis Wimberly on 22 April 1935, in Florida, United States. She lived in Cairo, Thomas, Georgia, United States in 1920 and Attapulgus, Decatur, Georgia, United States in 1930. She died on 29 January 1996, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

W. Otis Wimberly
Paulina Gunter Allen
Marriage: 22 April 1935

Spouse and Children

22 April 1935
Florida, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Alma Pearl Cooper




    Earl Cooper Allen


    Lloyd Allen


    Madge Allen


    Alma Pearl Allen



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World Events (8)

1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 1

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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.

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Sources (2)

  • Paulina Allen in household of J M Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Paulina Allen in household of Jessie Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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