Elijah Allen

Brief Life History of Elijah

When Elijah Allen was born on 22 January 1878, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Charles Hopkins Allen, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Adelaide Hoopes, was 30. He married Emma Pearl Nielson on 9 October 1901, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to World in 1946 and lived in Lehi, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1910 and World in 1935. He died on 1 July 1953, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Allen
1878–1953
Emma Pearl Nielson
1880–1931
Marriage: 9 October 1901
Pearl Allen
1902–1999
Elijah Cecil Allen
1904–1993
Thora Allen
1905–1997
Vilate Allen
1907–2003
Taft Lavere Allen
1909–1978
Frihoff Nielson Allen
1911–1998
Priscilla Allen
1914–1999
Roberta Allen
1916–2014
Gerald Mecham Allen Sr
1918–2002
Jean Allen
1923–2017

Sources (74)

  • Elijah Allen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Frihoff Nielson Allen, "Arizona, Births and Christenings, 1909-1917"
  • Elijah Allen, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

World Events (8)

1880 · The First Adobe Structure is Built by Settlers

The first structure built by settlers was a one room adobe store which was also used as a school classroom and church building.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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