Ethel Allen

(1874 - 1947)

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Ethel Allen
1874 - 1947
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c. 1874
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June 23, 1947
Manhattan County, New York United States
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Ethel Allen was born c. 1874. She died on June 23, 1947 in New York at age 73.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ethel Allen died on June 23, 1947 in New York at age 73. She was born c. 1874. We are unaware of information about Ethel's family or relationships.

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In 1874, in the year that Ethel Allen was born, on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1892, when she was 18 years old, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1905, she was 31 years old when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1915, when she was 41 years old, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1947, in the year of Ethel Allen's passing, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

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c. 1882 - Sep 22, 1908 1882 - 1908
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c. 1911 - Sep 8, 1947 1911 - 1947
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c. 1913 - Sep 7, 1923 1913 - 1923
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c. 1872 - Jun 8, 1937 1872 - 1937
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- Sep 24, 1893 ? - 1893
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c. 1909 - Jul 13, 1910 1909 - 1910
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c. 1886 - May 28, 1925 1886 - 1925
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c. 1909 - Jan 26, 1937 1909 - 1937
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c. 1894 - Jul 10, 1948 1894 - 1948
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c. 1910 - Apr 15, 1914 1910 - 1914
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c. 1866 - Mar 29, 1909 1866 - 1909
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c. 1845 - Sep 9, 1921 1845 - 1921
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c. 1904 - Jan 12, 1905 1904 - 1905
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c. 1844 - Aug 6, 1927 1844 - 1927
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c. 1807 - May 2, 1894 1807 - 1894
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c. 1918 - Mar 21, 1940 1918 - 1940
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c. 1844 - Feb 27, 1908 1844 - 1908
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c. 1875 - May 21, 1892 1875 - 1892
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c. 1882 - Sep 22, 1908 1882 - 1908
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c. 1886 - Sep 15, 1926 1886 - 1926
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