Joseph Perry Allen

1876–1963 (Age 87)
Fort Laramie, Goshen, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Joseph Perry

When Joseph Perry Allen was born on 12 November 1876, in Fort Laramie, Goshen, Wyoming, United States, his father, Charles Wesley Allen, was 25 and his mother, Emma A. Hawkins, was 21. He married Rosanna Rooks on 3 December 1899, in Allen Township, Beadle, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Bennett, South Dakota, United States in 1930. He died on 3 December 1963, in Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Inestimable Gift Cemetery, Allen, Bennett, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Perry Allen
Rosanna Rooks
Marriage: 3 December 1899
Elve Lorine Allen
Baby Allen
Catherine Allen
J Perry Allen
Joseph Perry Allen Jr.
Viola Elizabeth Allen
Katherine Allen
Kathryn Hope Allen
Martin Bruce Allen

Spouse & Children

3 December 1899
Allen Township, Beadle, South Dakota, United States


  • Elve Lorine Allen


  • Baby Allen


  • Catherine Allen


  • J Perry Allen


  • Male1904–1975Male

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1874–1952Female

  • Male1876–1963Male

  • Alma Allen


  • Sophia Allen


  • Albert Allen


+15 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 24

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Joe P Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph P Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph Perry Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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