Orcenith Fisher Allen

1851–1947 (Age 95)
Houston, Harris, Texas, United States

The Life of Orcenith Fisher

When Orcenith Fisher Allen was born on 27 October 1851, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, his father, Harvey H Allen, was 31 and his mother, Electa Chase Fisher, was 22. He married Elizabeth M. Hicks on 9 November 1871. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Bell, Texas, United States in 1920 and Temple, Bell, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 1 February 1947, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 95.

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Orcenith Fisher Allen
Elizabeth M. Hicks
Marriage: 9 November 1871
Clifford H. Allen
Sam H Allen
Harvey Halley Allen
Myrtle Allen
Elizabeth Allen
Neyland Allen

Spouse & Children

9 November 1871
, Galveston, Texas


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World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 10

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 25

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.

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)

  • Fisher O Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Os*Ith Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Orcenith F Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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