E. C. Allen

1881–1967 (Age 85)
Milford Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States

The Life of E. C.

When E. C. Allen was born on 6 March 1881, in Milford Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States, his father, Ephriam Clay Allen, was 33 and his mother, Margaretta Lucinda Bradly, was 29. He married Grace Lillian Sewell on 28 August 1909. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Farmer, Defiance, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Farmer Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 10 February 1967, in Defiance, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Farmer, Defiance, Ohio, United States.

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E. C. Allen
Grace Lillian Sewell
Marriage: 28 August 1909
L. D. Allen
Harold Donald Allen
Zelma May Allen
Mildred Irene Allen
Marcile Allen
Myrtle Allen
Nile Allen
Edith LaRue Allen
Marguerite Allen
Morris Allen
Roland Darrell Allen
Infant Allen
Esther Lenore Allen
Phyllis Rose Allen

Spouse & Children

28 August 1909


+9 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Ephriam Clay Allen


  • Margaretta Lucinda Bradly




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 23

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • E C Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • E C Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • E C Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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