Henry Allen

31 July 1893–1972 (Age 78)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry

When Henry Allen was born on 31 July 1893, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Allen, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Kirkbride, was 33. He died in 1972, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Allen
1858–1911
Elizabeth Kirkbride
1860–1947
Florence Allen
1887–
Nellie Allen
1889–
Mary Elizabeth Allen
1891–
Henry Allen
1893–1972
Jessie Allen
1894–1895
Joseph Allen
1897–1964
Edwin Allen
1897–1975

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Florence Allen

    Female1887–Female

    Nellie Allen

    Female1889–Female

    Mary Elizabeth Allen

    Female1891–Female

    Male1893–1972Male

    Jessie Allen

    Female1894–1895Female

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World Events (7)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 8

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.
1908

Age 15

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 21

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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 (2)

  • Henry Allen in household of Joseph Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Harry Allen in household of Joseph Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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