James Cyrus Allen

Male29 January 1869–1 December 1938

Brief Life History of James Cyrus

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.

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Family Time Line

James Cyrus Allen
Ellen Marie Nielsen
Marriage: 6 January 1904
Cynthia Elizabeth Allen
James Arnold Allen
Norman Christian Allen
Elwood Wendell Allen
Bertrice Afton Allen
Lynn Nielsen Allen

Sources (48)

  • James C Allen in entry for Synthia Allen, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • James Cyrus Allen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • James C Allen in entry for George Earl Eliason and Cynthia Elizabeth Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 January 1904Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


    Age 9

    Historic Boundaries 1878: Lemhi, Idaho Territory, United States 1881: Custer, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Custer, Idaho, United States


    Age 20

    Historical Boundaries 1889: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Fremont, Idaho, United States 1913: Jefferson, Idaho, United States

    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

    Life of Charlotte Temple Allen

    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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