John Wilford Allen

5 November 1871–26 November 1950 (Age 79)
Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Wilford

When John Wilford Allen was born on 5 November 1871, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Allen, was 53 and his mother, Louisa Rogers, was 32. He married Nora Phoebe Dinah Ringwood on 26 December 1901, in Crescent, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Charleston Election Precinct, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 26 November 1950, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Draper City Cemetery, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wilford Allen
1871–1950
Nora Phoebe Dinah Ringwood
1881–1928
Marriage: 26 December 1901
Nora Lucille Allen
1902–1972
Cora Jean Allen
1903–1971
John Edwin Allen
1907–1969

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1901Crescent, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1872 · The Amnesty Act
    Age 1
    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 25
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Allenby
    Allin
    Allyn
    Alano
    Alan
    Allan
    Allinson
    Allain
    Alen
    Allis
    Alleyne
    Alling

    Sources (27)

    • John Allen in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • John W Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
    • J W Allen in entry for John Edwin Allen and Adlean Croft, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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