Nora Leoti Allen

1887–1973 (Age 85)
Zearing, Story, Iowa, United States

The Life of Nora Leoti

When Nora Leoti Allen was born on 24 May 1887, in Zearing, Story, Iowa, United States, her father, Jacob Milton Allen, was 31 and her mother, Nellie Adell Dimmitt, was 22. She married Ned Theodore Pierson on 28 June 1916, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Mehurin Township, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years. She died on 10 January 1973, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Nora Leoti Allen
Ned Theodore Pierson
Marriage: 28 June 1916
Allen Ned Pierson
Wayne Theodore Pierson
Eloise Caroline PIERSON
Helen Adel PIERSON

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28 June 1916
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 6

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 23

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Nora Allen in household of Jacob Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Nora L Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Nora Pierson in household of Ned V Pierson, "United States Census, 1920"

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