Hester Anne Allyn

29 December 1892–30 October 1988 (Age 95)
Modesto, Macoupin, Illinois, United States

The Life of Hester Anne

When Hester Anne Allyn was born on 29 December 1892, in Modesto, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, her father, John Milton Allyn, was 39 and her mother, Flora Davidson, was 30. She married Edwin Adams Bebb on 15 August 1922, in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States. She lived in Ridge Township, Dickinson, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 October 1988, in New York, United States, at the age of 95.

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Edwin Adams Bebb
Hester Anne Allyn
Marriage: 15 August 1922

Spouse and Children

15 August 1922
Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Milton Allyn





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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 21

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Allen , established in New England in the 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ester Allyn in household of John M Allyn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hester Allyn in household of James M Allyn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Esther Bebb in household of Edwin A Bebb, "United States Census, 1940"

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