Frank Clayton Allen Sr

1895–1981 (Age 86)
Parke, Indiana, United States

The Life of Frank Clayton

When Frank Clayton Allen Sr was born on 22 January 1895, in Parke, Indiana, United States, his father, John Henry Allen, was 39 and his mother, Ida May King, was 26. He married Iva Mae Titus on 3 July 1919, in Putnam, Indiana, United States. He lived in Howard Township, Parke, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Howard, Parke, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died on 4 November 1981, in Waveland, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Waveland, Montgomery, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Clayton Allen Sr
Iva Mae Titus
Marriage: 3 July 1919

Spouse & Children

3 July 1919
Putnam, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • John Henry Allen


  • Female1868–1952Female



  • Male1886–1981Male

  • Carrie Bell Allen


  • Mary Allen


  • Daniel Ralph Allen


  • Female1892–1977Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 11

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Frank C Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank Allen in household of Green Hutson, "United States Census, 1910"

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