Benjamin Tobias Allen

1877–1962 (Age 84)
Benton Township, Hocking, Ohio, United States

The Life of Benjamin Tobias

When Benjamin Tobias Allen was born on 10 August 1877, in Benton Township, Hocking, Ohio, United States, his father, John W. Allen, was 46 and his mother, Wilmena Minnie Kolklosch, was 34. He married Laura Edith Barton on 29 August 1906, in Hocking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 7 April 1962, in Perry, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84.

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Benjamin Tobias Allen
Laura Edith Barton
Marriage: 29 August 1906
Ethel Marie Allen

Spouse & Children

29 August 1906
Hocking, Ohio, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • John W. Allen


  • Wilmena Minnie Kolklosch




  • Myrtle Iris Allen


  • Male1873–1946Male

  • Clement Eugene Allen


  • Nettie Charlotte Allen


  • Male1877–1962Male

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Benjamin Allen in entry for Harley Stimpson Wallet and Ethel Marie Allen, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Benjamin Tobias Allen in entry for Ethel Marie Allen, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Benjaman T. Allen, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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