Thomas J. Allen

21 February 1887–3 October 1949 (Age 62)
Orange, Texas, United States

The Life of Thomas J.

Thomas J. Allen was born on 21 February 1887, in Orange, Orange, Texas, United States as the son of John W. Allen and Louisa Ehud Norsworthy. He married Sadie Burnham on 1 December 1912, in Jefferson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 3 October 1949, in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas J. Allen
Sadie Burnham
Marriage: 1 December 1912
Sadie Josephine Allen

Spouse and Children

1 December 1912
Jefferson, Texas, United States


    Sadie Josephine Allen


Parents and Siblings

    John W. Allen


    Louisa Ehud Norsworthy




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 7

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Age 17

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Thomas J Allen in household of Joe J Burnham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thos J Allen in household of B H Norsworthy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas J Allen, "United States Census, 1940"

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