Walter Franklin Allan

Brief Life History of Walter Franklin

When Walter Franklin Allan was born on 30 December 1886, in Fruitland, San Juan, New Mexico, United States, his father, John Allan Jr., was 28 and his mother, Ardell Holman Stevens, was 21. He married Julia Troward Noble about 30 June 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in La Plata, San Juan, New Mexico, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 2 Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 25 June 1942, in Moab, Grand, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Blanding City Cemetery, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Franklin Allan
Julia Troward Noble
Marriage: about 30 June 1926
Walter Franklin Dexter Allan
John Stevens Allan
Betty Jewel Allan

Sources (24)

  • Walter F Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter Franklin Allen and Julia Troward Noble, 30 June 1926, "Utah, Marriages, 1887-1966"
  • Walter Franklin Allan, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.


EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL: Nathan Harris Terry Jr. BIRTH 13 Oct 1893 DEATH 19 Dec 1899 (aged 6) BURIAL Blanding City Cemetery Blanding, San Juan County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 37675482

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant of Allen . This is the more common form of the name in Scotland and northern England. See also McAllen .

History: An early bearer of this surname in North America was William Allan, a British soldier who took his family to the newly founded city of Halifax, NS, Canada, in 1749. His son John (1746–1805) was a Revolutionary soldier who eventually (1783) founded the settlement of Allan's Island, Passamaquoddy Bay, ME.

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

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Ardell Holman Stevens' story as told by Abraham Noble Allan on 13 Nov 2017

In 1885 Erastus Snow visited the Fruitland, New Mexico, area and strongly urged the Saints that could to engage in plural marriage. Ardell Holman Stevens was coerced at age 18 to marry John Allan Jr. …

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