William Frederick Allen

1873–1947 (Age 73)
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Frederick

When William Frederick Allen was born on 6 July 1873, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Partridge Allen, was 26 and his mother, Mary Eugenia Carlin, was 24. He married Agnes Gertrude Henry on 10 October 1894, in Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Denver, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Rio Vista, Solano, California, United States in 1935. He died on 17 February 1947, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Frederick Allen
Agnes Gertrude Henry
Marriage: 10 October 1894
Harold Joseph Allen
Gladys Jeanette Allen

Spouse & Children

10 October 1894
Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Charles Partridge Allen


  • Mary Eugenia Carlin




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 19

Mount Olivet Cemetery was dedicated on September 25, 1892, and is the final resting place for some 150,000. The cemetery features a number of mausoleums including the Madonna, Mother Cabrini, Christ The King, St. Francis of Assisi, Ascension, St. Anthony, Garden, Circle, and the Lake. Among the people buried at Mount Olivet, over 7,000 were re-interments from the “Old” Calvary Cemetery. The 20-acre site was condemned in 1909 and sold back to the City and County of Denver. What was once the Catholic section of Calvary, is now the Denver Botanic Gardens.
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 20

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

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)

  • William Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William F Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William F Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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