Charles H. Allen

1830–1912 (Age 82)
Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Charles H.

When Charles H. Allen was born on 25 February 1830, in Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, Ira Allen, was 47 and his mother, Laura Amelia Palmer, was 36. He married Almira Heaton on 8 October 1853, in Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Belding, Ionia, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 29 December 1912, in Boon, Wexford, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lamont, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Charles H. Allen
Almira Heaton
Marriage: 8 October 1853
Franklin Henry Allen
Alma C Allen
Harriet Ann Allen
Bertha Jeanette Allen
Mary Estelle Allen
Clara Gertrude Allen
Charles Sumner Allen

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8 October 1853
Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 7

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 24

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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)

  • C H Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles Allen, "United States Census, 1860"

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