Frances Pearl Allen

Female2 April 1886–16 May 1950

Brief Life History of Frances Pearl

When Frances Pearl Allen was born on 2 April 1886, in Mount Uniacke Gold District, East Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Eber Austin Allen, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Elizabeth Leightle, was 19. She married Wallace Alexander Wood on 25 January 1906, in Newport, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1911 and Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1943. She died on 16 May 1950, in Pictou, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 64, and was buried in Mount Uniacke, East Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Wallace Alexander Wood
Frances Pearl Allen
Marriage: 25 January 1906
Estelle Merle Wood
Thomas Elsworth Wood
Marian Mae Wood
James Eber Jim Wood

Sources (14)

  • Frances P. Allen in household of Eber A. Allen, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Frances Pearl Allen, "Canada, Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904"
  • Frances Allen, "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1906Newport, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (3)

    1909 · First Canadian Flight

    Age 23

    The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

    1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

    Age 35

    The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.

    1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

    Age 59

    On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

    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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