Franklin Henry Allen

1856–1922 (Age 65)
Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Franklin Henry

When Franklin Henry Allen was born on 28 July 1856, in Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, Charles H. Allen, was 26 and his mother, Almira Heaton, was 22. He married Dora D. Scott on 27 February 1884, in Allendale, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Allendale Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Allendale, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1910. His occupation is listed as ferryman in Lamont, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. He died on 20 June 1922, in Holtville, Imperial, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in El Centro, Imperial, California, United States.

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Franklin Henry Allen
Dora D. Scott
Marriage: 27 February 1884
Andrew Marion Allen
George Ray Allen
Daniel R. Allen
Howard H. Allen
Harrison Henry Allen
Murel Ruth Allen
Earnest Vernon Allen

Spouse & Children

27 February 1884
Allendale, Ottawa, Michigan, United States


  • Male1884–1948Male

  • George Ray Allen


  • Daniel R. Allen


  • Male1894–1961Male

  • Harrison Henry Allen


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World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 1

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 19

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Franklin Allen in household of C H Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Franklin Allen in household of Charles Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Franklin Allen in household of Charles Allen, "United States Census, 1860"

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