Philo Carpenter Allen

1868–1951 (Age 82)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Philo Carpenter

When Philo Carpenter Allen was born on 26 October 1868, in Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel Brown Allen, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Smith, was 30. He married Mary Alice Reese about 1904. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Westfield, Clark, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 January 1951, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Elmhurst, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philo Carpenter Allen
1868–1951
Mary Alice Reese
1876–1951
Marriage: about 1904
Mildred Allen
1905–2005

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1904
children

(1)

  • Mildred Allen

    Female1905–2005Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Brown Allen

    Male1830–1886Male

  • Female1837–1927Female

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.

Age 4

Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

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.

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)

  • Philo Allen in household of Samuel Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Philo C Allen in household of S B Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Philo C Allen, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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