Ethan Edward Allen

1893–1967 (Age 74)
Plato, Texas, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ethan Edward

When Ethan Edward Allen was born on 14 October 1893, in Plato, Texas, Missouri, United States, his father, Jacob Grandy Allen, was 44 and his mother, Mary Ellen Jackson, was 38. He married Ada Della Mitchell on 19 February 1921, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1930 and North Creswell Election Precinct, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 30 September 1967, in Creswell, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Creswell, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ethan Edward Allen
Ada Della Mitchell
Marriage: 19 February 1921
Donna Jean Allen

Spouse & Children

  • Male1893–1967Male

  • Ada Della Mitchell


19 February 1921
Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States


  • Donna Jean Allen


Parents & Siblings

  • Jacob Grandy Allen


  • Mary Ellen Jackson




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 5

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Ethen E Allen in household of Jacob A Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eathen Allin in household of Jacob Allin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ethan E Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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