Russell Roy Allen

1888–1965 (Age 76)
Newmarket, York, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Russell Roy

When Russell Roy Allen was born on 8 October 1888, in Newmarket, York, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Allen, was 44 and his mother, Jemima Ann ‘Margaret’ Wesley, was 35. He married Adela Viola Lehman on 22 December 1909. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1888 and York, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 29 January 1965, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Russell Roy Allen
Adela Viola Lehman
Marriage: 22 December 1909
Russell Aylmer Allen
Clara Eileen Allen

Spouse & Children

  • Male1888–1965Male

  • Adela Viola Lehman


22 December 1909
York, Ontario, Canada


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1844–1924Male

  • Jemima Ann ‘Margaret’ Wesley




  • Frederick Allen


  • Charles Freeman Allen


  • Oscar Allen


  • Lidia Alberta Allan


  • Mary Elizabeth Allen


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World Events (5)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 18

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 46

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 55

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

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)

  • Russel R Allen in household of William Allen, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Russell Allen in entry for Russell Almyer Allen, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Russel Allen, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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