Della Maud Allen

1895–1979 (Age 84)
Stockton, Cedar, Missouri, United States

The Life of Della Maud

When Della Maud Allen was born on 9 August 1895, in Stockton, Cedar, Missouri, United States, her father, Lewis Arthur Allen, was 43 and her mother, Mary Julie Howard, was 37. She married Charles A Mitchem on 22 March 1913, in Girard, Crawford, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Polk, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 29 Rock Creek, Polk, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 24 October 1979, in Deschutes, Oregon, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Deschutes Memorial Gardens, Deschutes, Deschutes, Oregon, United States.

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Della Maud Allen
Charles A Mitchem
Marriage: 22 March 1913
Nellie Mitchem
Arthur Allen Mitchem

Spouse & Children

22 March 1913
Girard, Crawford, Kansas, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Lewis Arthur Allen


  • Mary Julie Howard




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 3

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 

Age 22

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Della M Burchfield in household of John Nollseh, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Della Burchfield in household of Henry H Burchfield, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Della M Birchfield in household of Hugh Birchfield, "United States Census, 1920"

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