Deannie Pearl Allen

1887–1945 (Age 58)
Marshall, Iowa, United States

The Life of Deannie Pearl

When Deannie Pearl Allen was born on 21 February 1887, in Marshall, Iowa, United States, her father, James Monroe Allen, was 35 and her mother, Mary Catherine Wilson, was 26. She married John Hiram Chown on 15 June 1907, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. She lived in Marshall Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 6 May 1945, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Deannie Pearl Allen
John Hiram Chown
Marriage: 15 June 1907

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15 June 1907
Marshall, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 16

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Dena P Allen in household of James M Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Lena Allen in household of James Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dennie P Riggins in household of Earl Riggins, "United States Census, 1940"

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