Vern Hill Allen

1905–1964 (Age 59)
Wise, Texas, United States

The Life of Vern Hill

When Vern Hill Allen was born on 26 June 1905, in Wise, Texas, United States, his father, Emmett Owen Allen, was 22 and his mother, Stella Hill, was 24. He married Vivian Cecile McCarthy about 1934, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States. He lived in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 3 September 1964, in Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Vern Hill Allen
Vivian Cecile McCarthy
Marriage: about 1934

Spouse & Children

  • Male1905–1964Male

  • Vivian Cecile McCarthy


about 1934
Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Emmett Owen Allen


  • Female1880–1973Female



World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 9

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 18

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Vern Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vern Allen in household of Emmett Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vern Allen in household of Emmet O Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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