Joseph William Allen

1878–1948 (Age 69)
New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Joseph William

Joseph William Allen was born on 17 September 1878, in New South Wales, Australia as the son of Benjamin Allen and Harriett Willmott. He married Florence Thrope in 1909, in Tasmania, Australia. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died in January 1948, in Mentone, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Joseph William Allen
1878–1948
Florence Thrope
1890–1922
Marriage: 1909
Jean Florence Allen
1908–1982
Benjamin Joseph Allen
1908–1992
Daisy Florence Allen
–1994
James Edwards Allen
1913–2009
robert allen
1917–1971
Joan Allen
1921–1921

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1909
Tasmania, Australia
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Benjamin Allen

    Male1842–1932Male

  • Harriett Willmott

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(9)

  • George T Allen

    Male1872–Male

  • James Edward Allen

    Male1874–Male

  • Harriet Allen

    Female1876–1878Female

  • Male1877–1948Male

  • Male1878–1948Male

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1892

Age 14

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 23

First Federal election.
1901

Age 23

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

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 (2)

  • Church marriage register entry for Joseph William Allen & Eilder (sic) Coates
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph W Allen - Government record: birth-name: Joseph W Allen

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