George Benjamin Allen

1846–1885 (Age 39)
Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of George Benjamin

When George Benjamin Allen was born on 6 August 1846, in Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Benjamin T. Allen, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Jane Dobson, was 19. He married Anna Hamie on 19 August 1872, in Osage, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Burritt Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Lone Tree Township, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 22 September 1885, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Wheaton, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Benjamin Allen
1846–1885
Anna Hamie
1854–1918
Marriage: 19 August 1872
George Benjamin Allen
1874–1948
Elmber Elworth Allen
1875–1876
Henry E. Allen
1877–1962
Minnie M. Allen
1878–1969
Daisy Anna Allen
1880–1947
Lillie Jane Allen
1882–1966
Esther Dora Allen
1883–1974
Peter Curtis Allen
1886–1952

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
19 August 1872
Osage, Kansas, United States
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1823–1910Male

  • Sarah Jane Dobson

    Female1827–1914Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 2

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 10

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

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)

  • George Allen in household of Benjamin Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George Allin in household of Benjamin Allin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Allen, "United States Census, 1880"

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