John Forrest Allen

1886–1981 (Age 95)
Waveland, Montgomery, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Forrest

When John Forrest Allen was born on 20 January 1886, in Waveland, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, his father, John Henry Allen, was 30 and his mother, Ida May King, was 17. He married Grace Clore on 10 May 1905. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Howard Township, Parke, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 20 March 1981, in Crawfordsville, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Wolf Creek, Marshall, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Forrest Allen
Grace Clore
Marriage: 10 May 1905
Letha Belle Allen
Vera Ailen Allen

Spouse & Children

10 May 1905
Rockville, Parke, Indiana, USA


Parents & Siblings

  • John Henry Allen


  • Female1868–1952Female



  • Male1886–1981Male

  • Carrie Bell Allen


  • Mary Allen


  • Daniel Ralph Allen


  • Female1892–1977Female

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 20

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 26

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Forest Allen in household of John H Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Forrest Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Forest Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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