Joseph R Allen

28 July 1875–24 October 1953 (Age 78)
Fayette, Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph R

Joseph R Allen was born on 28 July 1875, in Fayette, Illinois, United States. He married Linza Ellen Leigh on 4 July 1893, in Fayette, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lincoln, Logan, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 24 October 1953, in Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Joseph R Allen
1875–1953
Linza Ellen Leigh
1878–1903
Marriage: 4 July 1893
Bertha H Allen
1895–1972
Elmer Allen
1897–1967
Rolla Allen
1899–
Frances Allen
1899–

Spouse and Children

    Male1875–1953Male

    Linza Ellen Leigh

    Female1878–1903Female

MARRIAGE
4 July 1893
Fayette, Illinois, United States
children

(4)

    Female1895–1972Female

    Male1897–1967Male

    Rolla Allen

    Male1899–Male

    Frances Allen

    Female1899–Female

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph R Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph R Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph R Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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