Philo Heaton Allen

1928–2006 (Age 77)
Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States

The Life of Philo Heaton

When Philo Heaton Allen was born on 2 December 1928, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, his father, Philo Allen, was 27 and his mother, Erma Heaton, was 26. He married Lois Dixie McClellan on 19 December 1958, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He lived in Election Precinct 1 Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States in 1940 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 2005. He died on 6 February 2006, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philo Heaton Allen
Lois Dixie McClellan
Marriage: 19 December 1958

Spouse & Children

19 December 1958
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 3

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 21

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Philo's Jokes

Philo loved to tell jokes. He would work at the Bishop's storehouse and have a new joke for the people there almost every day. He sometimes would tell one and couldn't stop laughing at himself after t …

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Sources (3)

  • Philo H Allen in household of Philo Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Philo H Allen in household of Philo Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Philo Heaton Allen, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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