Bertha L. Allen

28 January 1883–12 July 1964 (Age 81)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Bertha L.

When Bertha L. Allen was born on 28 January 1883, in Indiana, United States, her father, Lindley Allen, was 22 and her mother, Hannah F Crouse, was 23. She had at least 1 son with Clarence Wesley Abel. She lived in Alexandria, Madison, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Wayne, Webster Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 12 July 1964, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Alexandria, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Clarence Wesley Abel
Bertha L. Allen
Clarence Burnell Abel

Spouse and Children



    Clarence Burnell Abel


Parents and Siblings

    Lindley Allen





    William Hampton Allen



    Mary Allen


World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 3

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Bertha L Abel in household of Clarence W Abel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha L Able in household of Clarence W Able, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertha Allen in household of Linda Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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