Henry Allen

24 June 1894–6 March 1964 (Age 69)
Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry

Henry Allen was born on 24 June 1894, in Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom as the son of Frederick James Allen. He married Alice Maud Harber YOUNG on 9 June 1914, in Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died on 6 March 1964, in his hometown, at the age of 69, and was buried in Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Henry Allen
Alice Maud Harber YOUNG
Marriage: 9 June 1914

Spouse and Children

9 June 1914
Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Frederick James Allen




World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 10

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 14

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 20

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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)

  • Henry Allen, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Henry Allen, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Allen, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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