When Orin Cheney Allen was born on 15 January 1908, in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States, his father, Jonathan Alexander Allen, was 24 and his mother, Rozilpha Cheney, was 21. He married Annie Ruth Christensen on 14 October 1930, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Flowell, Millard, Utah, United States in 1930 and World in 1930. He died on 17 November 1974, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.
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.
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I, Orin C. Allen can say like Nephi of old I have been born of goodly parents and I thank them for that heritage. I was born in Thatcher, Arizona the 15th of January 1908 to Jonathan Alexander Allen …
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