Harriet Ann Allen

1859–1938 (Age 78)
Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Harriet Ann

When Harriet Ann Allen was born on 6 October 1859, in Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Charles H. Allen, was 29 and her mother, Almira Heaton, was 25. She married Charles A. Nichols on 26 September 1875, in Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Le Roy, Osceola, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Polkton Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 11 April 1938, in Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78.

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Harriet Ann Allen
Charles A. Nichols
Marriage: 26 September 1875
Nettie Nichols
Everett Albertia Nichols
Franklin G Nichols
Lillie B. Nichols
Willis Nichols
Effie Nichols
Raymond Cecil Nichols
Harrison E. Nichols
Clayton Nichols
Florence Ester Nichols

Spouse & Children

26 September 1875
Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan, United States


  • Nettie Nichols


  • Everett Albertia Nichols


  • Franklin G Nichols


  • Lillie B. Nichols


  • Willis Nichols


+5 More Children

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+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 20

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Harriet Nichols in household of Charles Nichols, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harriet A Nichols in household of Charles A Nichols, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harriet Nicols in household of Charlie Nicols, "United States Census, 1900"

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