Dena Antonia Winkel

26 August 1908–11 April 2002 (Age 93)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Dena Antonia

When Dena Antonia Winkel was born on 26 August 1908, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Hendrik Winkel, was 32 and her mother, Everdina Cornelia Van Ojen, was 29. She married Luris Porter Allen on 4 October 1928, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1950. She died on 11 April 2002, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luris Porter Allen
Dena Antonia Winkel
Marriage: 4 October 1928
LeGrande Allen
Carol Gene Allen
Elaine Allen
Wayne Luris Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1928Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 1
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
    1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered
    Age 1
    Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.
    1933 · Sons of Utah Pioneers
    Age 25
    Like the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, The National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers is an organization dedicated to preserving the legacy and studying the history of the Latter-day Saints Pioneers of Utah and the West. The organization is open to All good men of every age and circumstance who have an interest in the early Utah Pioneers. It is not necessary to have pioneer ancestry to join.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Arno, Gerhardt, Aloysius, Bernd, Erwin, Gerd, Horst, Kurt, Math, Philo, Theodor.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on a piece of land enclosed by woods or rivers or on a street corner in a town or city, from Middle High German winkel, German Winkel ‘corner’. In time this word also came to denote a corner shop (see Winkelmann , Winkler ). This surname is also found in Denmark, Poland, and France (mainly Lorraine).German: habitational name from any of various places called Winkel.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Dena Antonia Winkel

    Loving mother to eight children; grandmother of 49; great-grandmother to many.

    Sources (31)

    • Dena Winkel in entry for Allen, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
    • Dena Antonia Allen in household of Lueis Porter Allen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Miss Dena Antonia Winkel, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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