Roland Ricks Allen

27 January 1912–17 December 2006 (Age 94)
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Roland Ricks

When Roland Ricks Allen was born on 27 January 1912, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Henry Heber Allen Jr., was 25 and his mother, Reda Ricks, was 21. He married Margaret Van Dam on 16 September 1937, in Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1920 and Swan Lake, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1930. He died on 17 December 2006, in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roland Ricks Allen
Margaret Van Dam
Marriage: 16 September 1937
Roland Gordon Allen
Dale Van Dam Allen
Keith Van Dam Allen
Norman Allen
Richard Allen

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  • Marriage
    16 September 1937Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
    1916 · The Logan Library
    Age 4
    The Logan Library was created to serve the fifty thousand citizens of Logan with the access of over two hundred thousand items for children, teens, students, and adults to check out and learn from. The library also provides several programs that are popular with the community. The library moved to its current location in 2009 and reached a milestone in items checked out in 2012, at over 1 million.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 25
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Sources (43)

    • Roland Ricks Allen, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Roland R Allen in household of Heber H Allen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Roland Ricks Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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