Elias Edgar Allen

1885–1959 (Age 74)
Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa Territory, United States

The Life of Elias Edgar

When Elias Edgar Allen was born on 8 September 1885, in Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa Territory, United States, his father, James Monroe Allen, was 33 and his mother, Mary Catherine Wilson, was 24. He married Vesta Beryl Sanders on 30 December 1943, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States. He lived in Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Marshall Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 3 October 1959, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Eden Cemetery, Eden Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States.

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Elias Edgar Allen
Vesta Beryl Sanders
Marriage: 30 December 1943

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30 December 1943
Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Elias E Allen in household of James M Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Elias E Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Edward E Allen in household of James M Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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