Eleanor Jean Allen

1919–1999 (Age 79)
Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States

The Life of Eleanor Jean

When Eleanor Jean Allen was born on 19 September 1919, in Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States, her father, Clarence Foss Allen, was 28 and her mother, Gladys Edna Bowen, was 29. She lived in Indian Creek Township, Story, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Story City, Story, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 2 March 1999, in Hutchinson, McLeod, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Foss Allen
1890–1982
Gladys Edna Bowen
1890–1984
William Clare Allen
1914–1939
Max Bowen Allen
1916–1971
Eleanor Jean Allen
1919–1999
Jane Mary Allen
1925–1994
Janice Leora Allen
1925–2015

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 3

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1941

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Jean Allen in household of Foss Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Eleanor J Allen in household of Foss C Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gean E Allen in household of Foss C Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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