James Garfield Allen

1881–1936 (Age 55)
Linn, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of James Garfield

When James Garfield Allen was born on 31 March 1881, in Linn, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Dwight Sidney Allen, was 38 and his mother, Delia Sherman, was 34. He lived in Lake Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States in 1905. He died on 31 December 1936, in Mercedes, Hidalgo, Texas, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lake Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States.

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Dwight Sidney Allen
Delia Sherman
George Sherman Allen
Esther Victoria Allen
John Raymond Allen
Elsie Caroline Allen
James Garfield Allen
Josephine Allen
Ray Allen
Ruth Alice Allen
Mary Louisa Allen
Dwight Sidney Allen Jr.

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 13

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 15

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.

Sources (3)

  • James G Allen in household of Dwight S Allen, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • James Allen in household of Dwight Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Garfield Allen, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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