James Monroe Allen

1852–1930 (Age 78)
Dearborn, Indiana, United States

The Life of James Monroe

James Monroe Allen was born on 5 January 1852, in Dearborn, Indiana, United States as the son of Charles Allen and Margaret Allen. He married Mary Elizabeth Kulp on 11 December 1872, in Harvey, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Marshall Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 2 November 1930, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Monroe Allen
Mary Elizabeth Kulp
Marriage: 11 December 1872
Arthur James Allen

Spouse & Children

11 December 1872
Harvey, Kansas, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Charles Allen


  • Margaret Allen




World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 4

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • James M Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • James M Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • James Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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