Sidney Allen

28 August 1918–about 1985 (Age 66)
Montréal, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Sidney

When Sidney Allen was born on 28 August 1918, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, his father, Sydney James Allen, was 28 and his mother, Edith Annie Cowsill, was 25. He died about 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Sidney Allen
1918–1985
Dorothy Lillian Cleary
1926–2009

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Parents and Siblings

    Sydney James Allen

    Male1890–Male

    Edith Annie Cowsill

    Female1893–Female

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World Events (2)

1980 · Sovereignty-Association Defeated 60% to 40%

Age 62

The Quebec independence referendum was the first in Quebec and was called by PQ government which advocated secession from Canada. Another one would happen 1995.
1982

Age 64

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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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