Howard Fredrick Allen

1893–1958 (Age 64)
Selma, Fresno, California, United States

The Life of Howard Fredrick

When Howard Fredrick Allen was born on 27 July 1893, in Selma, Fresno, California, United States, his father, Joseph Allen, was 35 and his mother, Evalyn Lorene James, was 26. He married Nellie Mays on 7 May 1918, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Richmond, Virginia, United States in 1920 and Manchester Magisterial District, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 23 June 1958, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 64.

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Howard Fredrick Allen
Nellie Mays
Marriage: 7 May 1918
Howard Allen Jr.

Spouse & Children

7 May 1918
California, United States


  • Howard Allen Jr.


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1885–1960Male

  • Maude Allen


  • Female1887–1973Female

  • Clyde Harrison Allen


  • Parris Evan Allen


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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 1

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Howard Allen in household of Joseph Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Howard F Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Howard F Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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