Abel Leighton Allen

Male27 November 1850–9 December 1927

Brief Life History of Abel Leighton

When Abel Leighton Allen was born on 27 November 1850, in Kenton, Hardin, Ohio, United States, his father, Abel H. Allen, was 47 and his mother, Rebecca Mackey, was 40. He married Emily B. Leigh on 22 October 1884, in Clinton, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Pleasant Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 9 December 1927, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Abel Leighton Allen
Emily B. Leigh
Marriage: 22 October 1884
Leigh Allen
Louise Leigh Allen

Sources (21)

  • Abel L Allen in household of Rebecca Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Abel L. Allen, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Abel L. Allen, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1884Clinton, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Cook, Illinois, United States


    Age 13

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

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 22

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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