Howard James Allen

1917–1999 (Age 81)
Terrace, West Mifflin, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Howard James

When Howard James Allen was born on 20 April 1917, in Terrace, West Mifflin, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Edward Benjamin Allen, was 45 and his mother, Wilhelmina Pattberg, was 38. He married Virginia Catherine Gallagher. He lived in Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 February 1999, in Seminole, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 81.

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Howard James Allen
Virginia Catherine Gallagher

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  • Male1899–1960Male

  • John Edward Allen Sr


  • Clara Louise Allen


  • Grace Marie Allen


  • Mabel M Allen


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Howard Allen in household of Edward B Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howard Allen in household of Edward Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Howard J Allen, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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