Alice Elva Allen

1893–1985 (Age 92)
Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Alice Elva

When Alice Elva Allen was born on 16 September 1893, in Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States, her father, James Monroe Allen, was 41 and her mother, Mary Catherine Wilson, was 32. She married Alfred E Moore on 18 February 1911, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Tama, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 7 October 1985, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States.

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Alice Elva Allen
Alfred E Moore
Marriage: 18 February 1911
Alfred Elmer Moore
Glen Moore
Robert Harold Moore

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18 February 1911
Marshall, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 17

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Elva A Allen in household of James M Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Elva A Allen in household of James M Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Elva Allen in household of James Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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