Jacob Milton Allen

1855–1950 (Age 94)
Bladensburg, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jacob Milton

When Jacob Milton Allen was born on 3 September 1855, in Bladensburg, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph Crispen Allen Sr, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Ingram, was 21. He married Nellie Adell Dimmitt on 4 December 1881, in Story, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Mehurin Township, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Riceville Township, Becker, Minnesota, United States in 1920. He died on 22 June 1950, in Burns, Harney, Oregon, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Burns, Harney, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Milton Allen
Nellie Adell Dimmitt
Marriage: 4 December 1881
Clara Edith Allen
Vanetta Marie Allen
Laura Elizabeth Allen
Nora Leoti Allen
Ada Rebecca Allen
Otis Edward Allen
Katie Ann Allen
Loran Henry Allen

Spouse & Children

4 December 1881
Story, Iowa, United States


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Esau Anderson Allen


  • Male1855–1950Male

  • Mary Ann Allen


  • Cerpeta Allen


  • Sarah Louisa Allen


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 2

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1880 · ""

Age 25

Historical Boundaries - 1880: Grant, Oregon, United States; 1889: Harney, Oregon, United States

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)

  • Jacob Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Jacob M Allen in household of Joseph Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob M Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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