When George Wyatt Allen was born on 25 September 1843, in Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, Franklin Allen, was 25 and his mother, Rebecca Myers, was 19. He married Gertrude Smith on 2 March 1875, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. He lived in Linn, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Bertram Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 26 June 1911, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States.
English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.
English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).
French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.
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GEO. W. ALLEN, LINN CO. PIONEER PASSES AWAY --- WELL KNOWN AND HONORED CITIZEN DIED THIS MORNING. --- Mr. Allen Was for Many Years Engaged in Business at Bertram - Removed to Cedar Rapids a Few Years …
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