Franklin Allen

1850–
Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Franklin

When Franklin Allen was born in 1850, in Iowa, United States, his father, Franklin Allen, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Myers, was 26. He married Nancy Bickford on 12 November 1884, in Emeline, Jackson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Bertram, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Linn, Iowa, United States in 1895.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Allen
1850–
Nancy Bickford
1866–1931
Marriage: 12 November 1884
Laura Allen
1887–1920
Allen
1890–
Verna Swain Allen
1895–1977

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1884Emeline, Jackson, Iowa, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 7
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1863
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 31
    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.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Allin
    Allyn
    McAllen
    Alan
    Allan
    Allinson
    Allain
    Alleyne
    Alling

    Sources (25)

    • Franklin Allen in household of Frank Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Franklin Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
    • Frank Allen in household of Frank Allen, "United States Census, 1870"

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