Phillis L Allen

1892–1968 (Age 76)
Vermont, United States

The Life of Phillis L

When Phillis L Allen was born on 30 October 1892, in Vermont, United States, her father, George Erastus Allen, was 40 and her mother, Lanora Mary Bellevance, was 41. She married William Arthur Sanborn on 16 January 1910, in Stratford, Coos, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Brunswick, Essex, Vermont, United States for about 20 years and Topsham, Orange, Vermont, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 November 1968, in Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Ryegate, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

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Phillis L Allen
William Arthur Sanborn
Marriage: 16 January 1910
Archer Raymond Sanborn
George Bathebrook Sanborn
Velmer Evelena Sanborn
Francis Grace Sanborn

Spouse & Children

16 January 1910
Stratford, Coos, New Hampshire, United States


  • Archer Raymond Sanborn


  • George Bathebrook Sanborn


  • Velmer Evelena Sanborn


  • Female1919–1990Female

Parents & Siblings

  • George Erastus Allen


  • Lanora Mary Bellevance




  • George Allen


  • Male1878–1960Male

  • Evelener Mary Alice Allen


  • Clara Esther Allen


  • John B Allen


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Phillis L Sanborn in household of Willie E Sanborn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Phylis L Sanborn in household of William A Sanborn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Phylis Samborn in household of William Samborn, "United States Census, 1930"

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