Shirley Gene Allen

30 December 1928–9 December 1996 (Age 67)
Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States

The Life of Shirley Gene

When Shirley Gene Allen was born on 30 December 1928, in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States, his father, John Franklin Allen, was 41 and his mother, Sylvia Eulavea Singleton, was 21. He married Mary Grace Wingo on 11 January 1949, in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in New Madrid, Missouri, United States in 1935 and New Madrid, New Madrid Township, New Madrid, Missouri Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 9 December 1996, in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Shirley Gene Allen
Mary Grace Wingo
Marriage: 11 January 1949
Karen Ann Allen

Spouse and Children

11 January 1949
Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 3

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 19

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Sirley G Allen in household of John D Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sherley Allen in household of John Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Shirley Allen in household of John Allen, "United States Census, 1940"

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