Delbert Allen

1919–1948 (Age 28)
Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Delbert

Delbert Allen was born on 29 November 1919, in Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico, United States as the son of Samuel Allen. He died in 1948, at the age of 29.

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Delbert Allen
1919–1948
Charlotte Allen
1921–2007

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  • Samuel Allen

    Male1869–1930Male

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World Events (3)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 4

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.

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.

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