Walter Grandy Allen

1884–1964 (Age 79)
Vandalia, Audrain, Missouri, United States

The Life of Walter Grandy

When Walter Grandy Allen was born on 25 September 1884, in Vandalia, Audrain, Missouri, United States, his father, Jacob Grandy Allen, was 35 and his mother, Mary Ellen Jackson, was 29. He married Millie R Harris on 28 December 1907. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lane, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Cottage Grove Election Precinct 4, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 24 April 1964, in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Curtin, Douglas, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Grandy Allen
Millie R Harris
Marriage: 28 December 1907
Vernon Jacob Allen
Vernon W Allen
Thurman J Allen
Bertha M Allen
Mildred E Allen
Almeda J Allen
Muriel Annette Allen

Spouse & Children

28 December 1907


  • Vernon Jacob Allen


  • Male1908–1994Male

  • Thurman J Allen


  • Bertha M Allen


  • Mildred E Allen


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Jacob Grandy Allen


  • Mary Ellen Jackson




World Events (8)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1885: Lane, Oregon, United States

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 22

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)

  • Walter G Allen in household of Richard L Bailey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter G Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Allin in household of Jacob Allin, "United States Census, 1900"

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