David Walford Allen

January 1885–4 February 1953 (Age 68)
California, United States

The Life of David Walford

When David Walford Allen was born in January 1885, in California, United States, his father, Albert Warren Allen, was 37 and his mother, Margaret "Libbie" Elizabeth Davis, was 28. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Gladys Lavina Hudson. He died on 4 February 1953, at the age of 68, and was buried in Vallejo, Solano, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Walford Allen
1885–1953
Gladys Lavina Hudson
1890–1972
Grace Gwendolyn Allen
1915–2000
Albert Allen
1918–
George Allen
1919–

Spouse and Children

children

(3)

    Female1915–2000Female

    Albert Allen

    Male1918–Male

    George Allen

    Male1919–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • David W Allen in household of Albert Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • David Walford Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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