Melvin Orson Allen

Male27 June 1907–4 April 2004

Brief Life History of Melvin Orson

When Melvin Orson Allen was born on 27 June 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Orson W. Allen, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Russell, was 23. He married Erma Dorothy Kerksiek on 15 June 1932, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1930 and lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 4 April 2004, in Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Orson Allen
1907–2004
Erma Dorothy Kerksiek
1908–1987
Marriage: 15 June 1932
Jean Allen
1933–2019

Sources (30)

  • Melvin Allen, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Melvin Orson Allen, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Melvin Orson Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 June 1932Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 1

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

    Age 1

    Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.

    1933 · Sons of Utah Pioneers

    Age 26

    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

    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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