Howard Griffin Allen

1894–1973 (Age 78)
Dubach, Lincoln, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Howard Griffin

When Howard Griffin Allen was born on 20 September 1894, in Dubach, Lincoln, Louisiana, United States, his father, John Wesley Allen, was 22 and his mother, Nancy Joanna Carmichael, was 22. He married Florence Johnson in 1921. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ward Six, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States in 1910 and Police Jury Ward 6, Lincoln, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. In 1942, at the age of 48, his occupation is listed as j p vurs lumber co in Dubach, Lincoln, Louisiana, United States. He died on 13 August 1973, at the age of 78, and was buried in Fellowship Cemetery, Dubach, Lincoln, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howard Griffin Allen
1894–1973
Florence Johnson
1899–1991
Marriage: 1921
Howard Griffin Allen Jr
1922–
Virginia Ann Allen
1926–
Gene Allen
1928–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1921
children

(3)

  • Howard Griffin Allen Jr

    Male1922–Male

  • Virginia Ann Allen

    Female1926–Female

  • Gene Allen

    Male1928–Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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 4

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • 1930 - Howard G Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • 1940 - Howard G Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • 1910 - Howard J Allen in household of John W Allen (FATHER), "United States Census, 1910"

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