John Raymond Allen

1876–1958 (Age 81)
Lake Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of John Raymond

When John Raymond Allen was born on 30 June 1876, in Lake Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Dwight Sidney Allen, was 33 and his mother, Delia Sherman, was 30. He married Elizabeth Anna Burns on 4 June 1903, in Walworth, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Lyons, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. He died in 1958, at the age of 82, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lake Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States.

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John Raymond Allen
Elizabeth Anna Burns
Marriage: 4 June 1903
Sherman John Allen
Dwight Vincent Allen

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4 June 1903
Walworth, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 1

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 7

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 31

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.

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)

  • John R Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John R Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Raymond Allen in household of Dwight Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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