Howard Frederic Allen

1907–1979 (Age 72)
Clairton, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Howard Frederic

When Howard Frederic Allen was born on 9 October 1907, in Clairton, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Frederick David Allen, was 30 and his mother, Tressia Mosser, was 29. He married Dorothy Mae Mitchell on 18 November 1939. He died on 19 October 1979, in Clairton, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Elizabeth, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Howard Frederic Allen
Dorothy Mae Mitchell
Marriage: 18 November 1939

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18 November 1939
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 20

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 Allen in household of Frederick Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howard F Allen in household of Fred D Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Howard F Allen in household of Frederick D Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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