William R Allen

1887–

The Life of William R

When William R Allen was born in 1887, his father, Frank Allen, was 31 and his mother, Luella Edwards, was 22. He married Margaret Sneed on 22 December 1913, in Clinton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

William R Allen
1887–
Margaret Sneed
1888–1973
Marriage: 22 December 1913
Hazel Allen
1910–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 December 1913
Clinton, Iowa, United States
children

(1)

    Hazel Allen

    Female1910–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Frank Allen

    Male1856–Male

    Luella Edwards

    Female1865–1913Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1883–1971Male

    Allen

    Male1885–Male

    Male1887–Male

    Marie Allen

    Female1896–Female

    Millage Allen

    Male1899–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 5

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 31

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Rickcords Allen in household of Frank A Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William R Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wm R Allen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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