Mary Emma Allen

15 November 1849–11 August 1932 (Age 82)
England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Emma

When Mary Emma Allen was born on 15 November 1849, in England, United Kingdom, her father, Louis Bashaw Baskas Allen, was 41 and her mother, Angelique Margaret Lepage, was 33. She married William Gritton on 4 January 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1932. She died on 11 August 1932, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gritton
1846–1900
Mary Emma Allen
1849–1932
Marriage: 4 January 1869
William Gritton
1869–1929
Sarah Gritton
1877–1944
Hannah Lilla Gritton
1880–1906
Maude Percinda Gritton
1882–1931
Clara Gritton
1885–1968
George Allen Gritton
1888–1963
Grover Charles Gritton
1891–1962

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 5
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1863
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 23
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Allenby
    Allin
    Allyn
    Alano
    Alan
    Allan
    Allinson
    Allain
    Alen
    Allis
    Alleyne
    Alling

    Sources (40)

    • Martha Jane Allen en la familia de Thomas Allen, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • Mary Allan in entry for Groner Chas. Gritton and Helen Margaret Walsh, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Emma Allen in entry for Hannah L Stoker, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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