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James Henry AllenAge: 84 years18421927

Name
James Henry Allen
Given names
James Henry
Surname
Allen
Birth June 10, 1842
Birth of a son
#1George W Allen

Birth of a daughter
#2Harriet Elizabeth Allen

Birth of a son
#3Vernon E Allen

Birth of a son
#4William E Allen

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 3 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 14 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 18 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 24 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 24 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 26 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
MarriageMary Elizabeth PattersonView this family
June 6, 1875 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 35 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#5Butler Allen
June 6, 1882 (Age 39 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 55 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Marriage of a childButler AllenJenny SmithView this family
January 25, 1901 (Age 58 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Clarence Edward Allen
November 10, 1902 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a son
#6C W Allen
September 2, 1904 (Age 62 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2Charles H Allen
September 2, 1904 (Age 62 years)

Birth of a grandson
#3Francis O Allen
January 14, 1910 (Age 67 years)

Death of a wifeMary Elizabeth Patterson
1910 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 73 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a grandsonCharles H Allen
June 27, 1917 (Age 75 years)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 74 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 75 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Marriage of a childButler AllenMyrtle Welch WalkerView this family
November 1920 (Age 78 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#4Laverne Allen
July 15, 1926 (Age 84 years)

Death 1927 (Age 84 years)
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Marriage: June 6, 1875Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States
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C W Allen
Birth: September 2, 1904 62 48
Death: Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States
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