Leo Colen Allen

15 October 1897–24 October 1949 (Age 52)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Leo Colen

When Leo Colen Allen was born on 15 October 1897, in Alabama, United States, his father, Thomas Walton Allen, was 43 and his mother, Annie Laura Keahey, was 32. He married Alma M. Dearman on 18 June 1921, in Sumter, Alabama, United States. He lived in Election Precinct 2, Choctaw, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 3, Choctaw, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 October 1949, at the age of 52.

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Leo Colen Allen
Alma M. Dearman
Marriage: 18 June 1921

Spouse and Children

18 June 1921
Sumter, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Walton Allen





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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 15

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Les Allen in household of Tell Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leo C Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leo Calvin Allen in household of T W Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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