William Kirby Allen

25 August 1889–29 September 1962 (Age 73)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of William Kirby

When William Kirby Allen was born on 25 August 1889, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John Kirby Allen, was 25 and his mother, Lydia Jane Taylor, was 21. He married Rhoda Olive Harding on 19 August 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Vineyard, Utah, Utah, United States in 1930 and Orem Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 29 September 1962, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Timpanogos Memorial Gardens, Orem, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Kirby Allen
Rhoda Olive Harding
Marriage: 19 August 1914
Kenneth H. Allen
Neola Allen
Jesse Kirby Allen
Eva Allen
Mary Allen Downs
Shirley H. Allen
June Allen
La Rae Allen
Ronald J. Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 August 1914Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1897: Utah, Utah, United States
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 20
    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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    Story Highlight

    Rhoda Olive Harding Allen

    Rhoda Harding was born 4 March 1896 in Provo, the eleventh child of thirteen children born to Mary Emma Scott and Jesse Harding. Mary Emma is the daughter of Andrew Hunter and Sarah Ann Roe Scott. …

    Sources (36)

    • William Kirby Allen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • W K Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William Kirby Allen in entry for Jesse Kirby Allen, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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