Nellie Wells Allen

17 July 1880–31 July 1881 (Age 1)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Nellie Wells

When Nellie Wells Allen was born on 17 July 1880, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Elam Soreno Allen, was 27 and her mother, Helen Stockbridge Wells, was 26. She died on 31 July 1881, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 1, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Elam Soreno Allen
Helen Stockbridge Wells
Nellie Wells Allen
Lucelia Theodotia Allen
Elam Sereno Allen
Otis Whiting Allen
Fanny Graves Allen

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World Events (1)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 1
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Nellie W. Allen, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • Nellie W Allen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nellie Wells, "Find A Grave Index"

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