Sarah Virginia " Jennie" Allen

1879–1973 (Age 94)
Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sarah Virginia " Jennie"

When Sarah Virginia " Jennie" Allen was born on 12 February 1879, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, United States, her father, James Monroe Allen, was 27 and her mother, Mary Catherine Wilson, was 18. She married Milton Fisher on 5 May 1897, in Benton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Iowa Township, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Benton, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died in July 1973, in Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States.

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Sarah Virginia " Jennie" Allen
Milton Fisher
Marriage: 5 May 1897
Alice F Fisher
William James Fisher
Charles Milton Fisher
Elmer Arther Fisher
Bertha Marice Fisher
Clark Watson Fisher
Gladys M Fisher
Franklin Gilbert Fisher
Russell Allen Fisher

Spouse & Children

5 May 1897
Benton, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 5

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 25

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Sarah V Allen in household of James M Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Jennie Allen in household of James M Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jennie V Fisher in household of Milton Fisher, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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