Howard Freeman Allen

1903–1980 (Age 77)
Kingsbury, Guadalupe, Texas, United States

The Life of Howard Freeman

When Howard Freeman Allen was born on 20 February 1903, in Kingsbury, Guadalupe, Texas, United States, his father, William Festus Allen, was 20 and his mother, Ivy Loral Baker, was 18. He married Leona Wright on 3 February 1924, in Gonzales, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Luling, Caldwell, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 5, Harris, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 17 October 1980, in Oxford, Amite, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lafayette, Mississippi, United States.

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Howard Freeman Allen
Leona Wright
Marriage: 3 February 1924
Loise Virginia Allen

Spouse & Children

3 February 1924
Gonzales, Texas, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1903–1980Male

  • Hazel N Allen


  • Jewell Oleta Allen


World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 4

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 22

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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)

  • Howard F Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howard Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Howard F Allen in household of Willie F Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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