Howard Harry Allen

1897–1978 (Age 80)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Howard Harry

When Howard Harry Allen was born on 10 May 1897, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Millard Fillmore Allen, was 36 and his mother, Eliza L. Lankford, was 24. He married Lottie Bell Pierce about 1917. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cass Magisterial District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and North Franklin Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 10 January 1978, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Howard Harry Allen
Lottie Bell Pierce
Marriage: about 1917
Howard Harry Allen Jr
Barbara Lee Allen
Elizabeth "Betty" Sue Allen
Helen Margaret Allen
Donald Allen

Spouse & Children

about 1917
Speedwell, Claiborne Co., TN


  • Howard Harry Allen Jr


  • Helen Margaret Allen


  • Donald Allen


  • Barbara Lee Allen


  • Elizabeth "Betty" Sue Allen


Parents & Siblings

  • Millard Fillmore Allen


  • Eliza L. Lankford




  • Lela Mae Allen


  • Carrie A. Allen


  • Bertha A. Allen


  • Male1897–1978Male

  • Essie Lee 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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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 H Allan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howard Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Howard Allen in household of Filmore Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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