Lydia Allen

12 March 1897–20 January 1985 (Age 87)
Lakeview, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Lydia

When Lydia Allen was born on 12 March 1897, in Lakeview, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, John Kirby Allen, was 33 and her mother, Lydia Jane Taylor, was 29. She married Abel John Ekins on 25 July 1918, in Manti Utah Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Vineyard, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Grace, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1930. She died on 20 January 1985, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Whitney Hilton
Lydia Allen
Marriage: 5 January 1926
Allen Eugene Hilton
Robert J Hilton
Floyd Richards Hilton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1926Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1909 · Pioneer Park Opens
    Age 12
    A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.
    Age 23
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    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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    This is my great grandpa Abel. He married my great grandma Lydia and soon after left to war. He was stationed at Camp Kearney in CA. He wasn’t there long before the horrible flu epidemic of 1918 hit a …

    Sources (39)

    • Lydia Allen Ekins in household of Abel J Ekins, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Lydia Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Lydia Allen Ekins in household of Abel J. Ekins, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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