Glen Nielsen Allen

Brief Life History of Glen Nielsen

When Glen Nielsen Allen was born on 15 July 1892, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Andrew Augustus Allen, was 55 and his mother, Rebecca Christina Nielsen, was 28. He married Reta Foster Scarborough on 3 March 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States for about 5 years and Franklin Election Precinct, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 17 September 1955, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Glen Nielsen Allen
1892–1955
Reta Foster Scarborough
1894–1947
Marriage: 3 March 1920
Beth Allen
1921–2011
Gwena Allen
1929–1971
Lyle S Allen
1931–

Sources (31)

  • Glen Neilson Allen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Glen N. Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Glen Nielsen Allen, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1896 · The Logan Temple Barn

The Logan Temple Barn was built on the edge of the Logan temple property to house the animals belonging to the builders of the temple. It was one of only two stone barns built in Cache Valley. These barns became obsolete during the rise of the automobile era. The building and the land it was on was sold in 1919 and became an automobile repair shop. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 19, 1985, and is still standing today.

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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.

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