Phineas Allen

Boon Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States

The Life of Phineas

When Phineas Allen was born in 1858, in Boon Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States, his father, Cyrus King Allen, was 36 and his mother, Martha Jane Carter, was 36. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus King Allen
Martha Jane Carter
Eliza Allen
Amelia J. Allen
Thomas W Allen
John Allen
Martin or Pete Luther Allen
Lemuel Porter Allen
Phineas Allen
Alfred Edward Allen

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1822–1896Male

  • Martha Jane Carter




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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 9

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 32

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Edward Allen in household of Cyrus Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Fuines Allen in household of Eli C Mc Millan, "United States Census, 1880" Prisoner at Ft. Madison Penitentiary
  • Legacy NFS Source: Phineas Allen - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Phensas/Finus Allen

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