Samuel Emmitt Allen

1883–1970 (Age 87)
Pass Creek Dist., Pine Ridge, Sioux Nation, South Dakota

The Life of Samuel Emmitt

When Samuel Emmitt Allen was born on 4 January 1883, his father, Charles Wesley Allen, was 31 and his mother, Emma A. Hawkins, was 27. He married Nellie E. Carlow on 27 May 1903, in White River, Todd, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bennett, South Dakota, United States in 1920 and Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 30 September 1970, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Emmitt Allen
Nellie E. Carlow
Marriage: 27 May 1903
Edgar Poe Allen
Arthur Otis Allen
Augusta Marie Allen
Helen Dorothy Allen
Alma Marion Allen
Nelda Elizabeth Allen

Spouse & Children

27 May 1903
White River, Todd, South Dakota, United States


  • Male1904–2002Male

  • Arthur Otis Allen


  • Augusta Marie Allen


  • Female1912–1996Female

  • Alma Marion Allen


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1874–1952Female

  • Male1876–1963Male

  • Alma Allen


  • Sophia Allen


  • Albert Allen


+15 More Children

World Events (8)

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 6

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 8

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 23

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

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)

  • Samuel Allem, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Samuel E Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Samuel Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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