Henry Allen

18 April 1895–28 January 1982 (Age 86)
Casey, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Allen was born on 18 April 1895, in Casey, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Thomas Allen, was 46 and his mother, Lucinda Jane Coffey, was 41. He married Lillie Buck on 27 January 1914. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 4 Caseys Creek, Casey, Kentucky, United States for about 40 years. He died on 28 January 1982, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Liberty, Casey, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Allen
Lillie Buck
Marriage: 27 January 1914
Onsby Allen
Sophia Allen
Thad Allen
Dee Allen
Omer Allen
Wadie M Allen
Loshie Ella Allen

Spouse and Children

27 January 1914
Liberty, Casey, Kentucky, United States


    Onsby Allen


    Omer Allen


    Sophia Allen


    Wadie M Allen


    Thad Allen


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Thomas Allen


    Lucinda Jane Coffey




    Elisha Allen


    Alonzo Allen


    Benjamin F Allen


    Mary Francis Allen


    James F Allen


+13 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 5

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Henery Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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