George William Allen

1880–1960 (Age 80)
Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States

The Life of George William

When George William Allen was born on 23 July 1880, in Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States, his father, James Monroe Allen, was 28 and his mother, Mary Catherine Wilson, was 19. He married Cora Bell Wescott on 13 August 1904, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Tama, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Timber Creek Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 23 November 1960, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George William Allen
1880–1960
Cora Bell Wescott
1882–1967
Marriage: 13 August 1904
Vera Fern Allen
1905–1994
Charles James Allen
1907–1972
Irene Allen
1910–1911

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
13 August 1904
Marshall, Iowa, United States
children

(3)

  • Female1905–1994Female

  • Charles James Allen

    Male1907–1972Male

  • Irene Allen

    Female1910–1911Female

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siblings

(16)

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 21

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • George Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George W Allen in household of James M Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • George Allen in household of James Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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