George Wilford Allen

Male24 April 1867–21 May 1941

Brief Life History of George Wilford

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.

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Family Time Line

George Wilford Allen
Mary Elizabeth Nielsen
Marriage: 16 April 1890
Lettie Elgeva Allen
George Otis Allen
LaVeda Marguerite Allen
Grace Allen
Ruby Allen
Gordon Wilford Allen
Brigham Dale Allen
Kenneth Grant Allen
Merrill Clair Allen
Preston Clyde Allen
Lucile Allen
Beth Allen
Dorothy Laree Allen

Sources (55)

  • Geo Wilford Allen in entry for Beth Allen, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • George Wilford Allen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • G W Allen in entry for James Floyd Gittens and Lucille Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 April 1890Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 1

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 23

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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    My Grandfather -A Wonderful Man

    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 …

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