John James Allen

Male21 February 1870–16 September 1944

Brief Life History of John James

When John James Allen was born on 21 February 1870, in Lowry City, St. Clair, Missouri, United States, his father, George Wesley Allen, was 24 and his mother, Carrie Adaline Wells, was 18. He married Effie M. Duvall in 1896. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Chalk Level, St. Clair, Missouri, United States for about 50 years and Chalk Level Township, St. Clair, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 16 September 1944, in Lowry City, St. Clair, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, St. Clair, Missouri, United States.

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John James Allen
Effie M. Duvall
Marriage: 1896
Blanche Bell Allen
James Earl Allen
James Leonard Allen
Lillian May Allen
Chester W Allen
Everett H Allen
Floyd E. Allen

Sources (8)

  • John J Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John James Allen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John J Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 2

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1872 · The Amnesty Act

    Age 2

    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 20

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

    English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

    French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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