When James Cyrus Allen was born on 29 January 1869, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Ira Allen, was 54 and his mother, Cynthia Elizabeth Benson, was 27. He married Ellen Marie Nielsen on 6 January 1904, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Spokane, Washington, United States in 1900 and Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 1 December 1938, in Challis, Custer, Idaho, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in 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.
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Born: 3 November, 1873 Blessed: December 1873 by Ira Allen Married: David Osborn Nielsen 19 June 1895 by Apostle Merrill in the Logan Temple Died: 22 March 1954 Buried: Hyrum Cemetery Charlotte …
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