Philo Allen

1901–1986 (Age 85)
Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States

The Life of Philo

When Philo Allen was born on 22 September 1901, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States, his father, John Butler Allen, was 42 and his mother, Levinah Emeline Wilson, was 31. He married Erma Heaton on 19 September 1924, in Kane, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 21 September 1986, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philo Allen
Erma Heaton
Marriage: 19 September 1924
LeRene Allen
Shirley Allen
Philo Heaton Allen
Vesta Erma Allen
John Butler Allen
Jesse Dill Allen
Leonard Allen
Gideon Allen
Virginia Lea Allen

Spouse & Children

19 September 1924
Kane, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1908 · The Garfield County Courthouse

Age 7

The Courthouse was finished in 1908 and remains the main Courthouse for Garfield County.

Age 26

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Philo Allen in household of Lemiah E Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Philo Allen in household of John B Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Philo Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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