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Harry Edwin AllenAge: 77 years18801958

Harry Edwin Allen
Given names
Harry Edwin
Birth November 22, 1880
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 17 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
MarriageBeth BlackView this family
estimated 1913 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 35 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 36 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 37 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 24, 1920 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 48 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 7, 1930 (Age 49 years)
Census April 24, 1940 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 61 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Death of a wifeBeth Black
June 28, 1953 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 69 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 65 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death June 28, 1958 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: Friends Creek Cemetery
Last change April 9, 201911:39:25

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Beth Black - View this family
Harry Edwin Allen
Birth: November 22, 1880Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States
Death: June 28, 1958Argenta, Macon, Illinois, United States
Beth Black
Birth: July 19, 1891 43 31Patoka, Marion, Illinois, United States
Death: June 28, 1953Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
Marriage: estimated 1913

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Harry Edwin Allen - Household

1124 7th Street Des Moines, Polk, Iowa

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Allen, HarryheadMW39MIAUSIACarpenterCarriage Co.
Allen, BethwifeFW30MILILILNone

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Harry Edwin Allen - Household

Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

Allen, HarryheadMW48M31IAIAMOCarpenterAuto Factory
Allen, BethwifeFW38M21ILILKYSeamstressAuto Factory
Black, Romneybrother in lawMW42SILILKYOrder ClerkSteam Cleaning

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Harry Edwin Allen - Household

Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois

Allen, HarryheadMW59MIARMasonILStewardPrison
Allen, BethXwifeFW48MILRMasonIL