Opal M Allen

1897–1982 (Age 84)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Opal M

When Opal M Allen was born on 4 May 1897, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, Leander Morris Allen, was 21 and her mother, Ella Elvira Richardson, was 20. She married Peter H. Weissbeck on 16 July 1921, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. She lived in River Township, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States in 1900 and Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died in January 1982, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84.

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Opal M Allen
1897–1982
Peter H. Weissbeck
1894–1982
Marriage: 16 July 1921

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
16 July 1921
Jackson, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1920

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Opal M Allen in household of Lee M Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Opal Allen in household of Lee M Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Opal M Allen in household of Leander M Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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