Phillis Theoder Allen

1871–1958 (Age 86)
Needham, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Phillis Theoder

When Phillis Theoder Allen was born on 20 December 1871, in Needham, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Arthur Nunn Allen, was 40 and her mother, Eliza Day, was 40. She married Arnold Edwin Neal on 1 April 1907, in Wasperton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 10 January 1958, in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Phillis Theoder Allen
Arnold Edwin Neal
Marriage: 1 April 1907
Dora Lillian Neal

Spouse & Children

1 April 1907
Wasperton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents & Siblings

  • Arthur Nunn Allen


  • Eliza Day




  • Eliza Allen


  • Arthur Allen


  • Henry Allen


  • Thirza Allen


  • William Augustus Allen


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 9

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

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.

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