Colmer H "Archie" Allen

1904–1998 (Age 93)
Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Colmer H "Archie"

When Colmer H "Archie" Allen was born on 16 June 1904, in Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Samuel Allen, was 40 and his mother, Rhoda Artelia Carpenter, was 36. He married Laura L Snyder on 25 November 1925. He lived in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Civil District 4, McMinn, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 12 January 1998, in Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Colmer H "Archie" Allen
Laura L Snyder
Marriage: 25 November 1925

Spouse & Children

25 November 1925
Summit County, Ohio, USA

Parents & Siblings



  • Reva Allen


  • Eva T Allen


  • Oscar B Allen


  • Female1891–1979Female

  • Rutha P Allen


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • C H Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Archie H Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Colmer Allen in household of William S Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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