Floyd Frank Allen

1894–1953 (Age 59)
Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States

The Life of Floyd Frank

When Floyd Frank Allen was born on 10 February 1894, in Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States, his father, Frank Hamlin Allen, was 33 and his mother, Ella M. Eikert, was 25. He married Gladyce Josephine Wells on 17 August 1915, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Indian Creek Township, Story, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Hampton, Franklin, Iowa, United States for about 15 years. He died on 12 June 1953, in Paradise, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Paradise Cemetery, Paradise, Butte, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Floyd Frank Allen
Gladyce Josephine Wells
Marriage: 17 August 1915
Curtis Frank Allen
Rex Robert Allen
Phyllis Jayne Allen
Bonnie Rae Allen

Spouse & Children

17 August 1915
Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States


  • Male1916–1994Male

  • Male1917–1997Male

  • Phyllis Jayne Allen


  • Bonnie Rae Allen


Parents & Siblings

  • Frank Hamlin Allen


  • Female1868–1945Female



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • F F Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Floyd Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Floyd Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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