Charles Elmer Allen

1882–1968 (Age 85)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Charles Elmer

When Charles Elmer Allen was born on 6 October 1882, in Missouri, United States, his father, Lewis Arthur Allen, was 30 and his mother, Mary Julie Howard, was 24. He married Arvilla Brooks on 25 February 1911, in Girard, Crawford, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Baker Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Frontenac, Crawford, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 August 1968, in Powder River, Montana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Elmer Allen
Arvilla Brooks
Marriage: 25 February 1911
Melvin Allen

Spouse & Children

25 February 1911
Girard, Crawford, Kansas, United States


  • Melvin Allen


Parents & Siblings

  • Lewis Arthur Allen


  • Mary Julie Howard




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1883 · Anaconda Established

Age 1

In 1883, Marcus Daly established the town of Anaconda, Montana. It was at the same time that the smelting works in Anaconda was established.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 22

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • C E Allen, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Charles E Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles E Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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