Wanda Jane Allen

29 July 1932–29 June 2012 (Age 79)
Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States

The Life of Wanda Jane

When Wanda Jane Allen was born on 29 July 1932, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, her father, Charles William Allen, was 40 and her mother, Bertha Marie Lewis, was 31. She married Rolland Thomas Caldwell on 22 June 1949, in Jefferson, Idaho, United States. She lived in Clark Election Precinct, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Iceland for about 5 years. She died on 29 June 2012, in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79.

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Rolland Thomas Caldwell
Wanda Jane Allen
Marriage: 22 June 1949

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22 June 1949
Jefferson, Idaho, United States

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Age 8

Iceland is occupied by British troops to prevent German invasion.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 23

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Wanda Allen in household of Bertha Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wanda Jean Allen in entry for Buddy Gene Allen, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Diane Allen in entry for Mrs Frances Afton Denny, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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