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
Florence Thrope
Marriage: 1909
Jean Florence Allen
Benjamin Joseph Allen
Daisy Florence Allen
James Edwards Allen
robert allen
Joan Allen

Spouse & Children

Tasmania, Australia


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Parents & Siblings

  • Benjamin Allen


  • Harriett Willmott




  • George T Allen


  • James Edward Allen


  • Harriet Allen


  • Male1877–1948Male

  • Male1878–1948Male

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World Events (7)


Age 14

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 23

First Federal election.

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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