Ann Lovina Allen

Brief Life History of Ann Lovina

When Ann Lovina Allen was born in 1848, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Franklin Allen, was 30 and her mother, Rebecca Myers, was 24. She married Patrick Flannagan on 6 November 1869, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Bertram Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 18 February 1873, at the age of 25, and was buried in Saint Johns Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Patrick Flannagan
1842–
Ann Lovina Allen
1848–1873
Marriage: 6 November 1869
Margaret A Flanagan Kinney
1870–1948
Catherine Frances Flanagan
1871–1948
Mary Lavinia Flanagan Sheets
1873–1946

Sources (24)

  • Lavinia Allen in household of Franklin Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lavinia Allen - Government record: birth: 1848; Iowa, United States
  • Lovina Allen, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

World Events (5)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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