Harry David Allen

1890–1973 (Age 82)
Fulton, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Harry David

When Harry David Allen was born on 26 September 1890, in Fulton, Oswego, New York, United States, his father, William S Allen, was 29 and his mother, Emma Pelton, was 23. He had at least 1 daughter with Helen L. Hicks. He died in August 1973, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Harry David Allen
1890–1973
Helen L. Hicks
1917–2016
Emily L. Allen
1934–2008

Spouse & Children

  • Male1890–1973Male

  • Helen L. Hicks

    Female1917–2016Female

children

(1)

Parents & Siblings

  • William S Allen

    Male1861–1929Male

  • Emma Pelton

    Female1867–1940Female

siblings

(9)

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Harry Allen in household of William S Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harry D Allen in household of William S Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry Allen in household of Emma Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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