Reuben Franklin Allen

Brief Life History of Reuben Franklin

When Reuben Franklin Allen was born on 18 October 1869, in Utah, United States, his father, Simeon Franklin Allen, was 30 and his mother, Boletta Maria Johnson, was 24. He married Agnes Matilda Pope on 24 December 1903, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1935 and Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 6 September 1951, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Hyrum City Cemetery, Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Franklin Allen
1869–1951
Agnes Matilda Pope
1886–1984
Marriage: 24 December 1903
Phyllis Lavern Allen
1905–1970
Leland Franklin Allen
1906–1990
Ethel May Allen
1909–2001
Joseph Reuben Allen
1911–1981
George Hyrum Allen
1913–2000
Margaret Bolleta Allen
1917–1966
Agnes Emajean Allen
1918–2013
Melba Lorraine Allen
1920–2008
Brigham Pope Allen
1923–1946

Sources (47)

  • Reuben Franklin Allen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Reuben Franklin Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Reuben F. Allen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1877 · Logan's First Stake is Formed

Eighteen years after the first ward was established and the population of the valley increased exponentially, the first Stake was established.

1891 · The Logan Tabernacle is Dedicated

The Logan Tabernacle was dedicated by Wilford Woodruff in 1891 and has been a center piece of Logan since then. In the late 1980's, the Tabernacle underwent a restoration project that restored all the original pioneer designs. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975.

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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Reuben Franklin Allen

I never met/knew him. Age 34 when he met his future wife, who was 17. 9 children, 25 GRAND children. His children did not like him and would not talk about him. My mother did not attend his funera …

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