When George Wilford Allen was born on 24 April 1867, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Simeon Franklin Allen, was 28 and his mother, Boletta Maria Johnson, was 22. He married Mary Elizabeth Nielsen on 16 April 1890, in Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in World in 1930 and Hyrum Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 21 May 1941, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Hyrum City Cemetery, Hyrum, Cache, 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.
George Wilford Allen was my grandfather. I remember him living with us when I was a very young child. Grandpa came to live with our family in Hyrum, Utah and had a small single bed which was in a ha …