When Thomas Edwin Allen was born on 31 March 1879, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Ira Allen, was 64 and his mother, Cynthia Elizabeth Benson, was 37. He married Minnie Alvina Petersen on 11 June 1902, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in United States in 1949 and Ucon, Bonneville, Idaho, United States for about 13 years. He died on 20 October 1966, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ucon Cemetery, Ucon, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.
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.
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The request had been on a pretty sunny day. "Edwin I want thirty six dishtowels." The request had been at the breakfast table with the normal dish of oatmeal. Minnie was taller than her husband. …
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