Alexander Alma Allen

Male28 September 1845–31 July 1916

Brief Life History of Alexander Alma

When Alexander Alma Allen was born on 28 September 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Ezra Hela Allen, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Beriah Fiske, was 26. He married Maria Eleanor Cowley on 5 April 1869, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Weston, Oneida, Idaho, United States for about 3 years and Clifton, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 31 July 1916, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Alexander Alma Allen
Elizabeth Heaver Clarke
Marriage: 11 April 1878
Oliver Alma Allen
Ethan John Allen
Ellen Elizabeth Allen
Royal Allen
Nettie Allen
Iven Adelia Allen
Orin William Allen
Luella Emily Allen

Sources (69)

  • Alexander Allen in entry for Alexander Charles Allen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Alexander Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • G A Allen in entry for Orin W Allen and Jessie Naismith, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated

    Age 1

    On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.

    1864 · Arlington Cemetery

    Age 19

    Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Sarah Beriah Fiske

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SARAH EMES FISKE ALLEN [page 1] I was born in the town Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York on the 1st of September 1819. I was the sixth child of Varnum and Sarah Emes Fiske. …

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