Belva Dean Allen

3 June 1903–17 January 1994 (Age 90)
Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Belva Dean

When Belva Dean Allen was born on 3 June 1903, in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, William Arthur Allen, was 28 and her mother, Ruth May Blair, was 25. She married Frank Thomas Bithell Sr. on 26 February 1921. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 5 years and Idaho Falls Election Precinct 1, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 17 January 1994, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Frank Thomas Bithell Sr.
Belva Dean Allen
Marriage: 26 February 1921
Keith Allen Bithell
Boyd Dean Bithell
Frank Thomas Bithell Jr

Spouse and Children

26 February 1921


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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

Age 5

Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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Story Highlight


Loel Barnes was in our class. His folks on the farm that Elmer instrument had his Darien. They had horses in the sleigh and his dad took our class on an evening sleigh ride. We had blankets and hot ro …

Sources (3)

  • Belvadean Bithell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Belva Allen in household of Authur W Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Belva Allen in household of Wm Arthur Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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