Henry Allen

16 January 1898–2 February 1918 (Age 20)
Alamance, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Allen was born on 16 January 1898, in Alamance, North Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph J Allen, was 54 and his mother, Jessie Ann Barbee, was 28. He lived in Township 12, Alamance, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 2 February 1918, in High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States.

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Joseph J Allen
Jessie Ann Barbee
Elisha Allen
Sallie Ann Allen
William Allen
Robert Lee Allen
Henry Allen
Joseph Allen
Frank Allen
Jessie Allen

Parents and Siblings


    Jessie Ann Barbee




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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 2

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.

Age 6

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Henry Allen in household of Joseph Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Harry Allen in household of Joseph J Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry Allen, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

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