William Henry Allen

29 March 1906–10 January 1985 (Age 78)
Jacksboro, Campbell, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Allen was born on 29 March 1906, in Jacksboro, Campbell, Tennessee, United States, his father, George William Allen, was 45 and his mother, Lucinda "Lucy" Campbell, was 34. He lived in Campbell, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 3, Campbell, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 10 January 1985, in Tazewell, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Jacksboro City Cemetery, Jacksboro, Campbell, Tennessee, United States.

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William Henry Allen
Tilda Elizabeth Rutherford

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 2

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Age 21

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 (3)

  • William H Allen in household of George W Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William H Allen in household of George W Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Henry Allen - Published information: birth-name: William Henry Allen

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