Leo Wilford Allen

Brief Life History of Leo Wilford

When Leo Wilford Allen was born on 20 December 1900, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Edwin John Allen Sr., was 36 and his mother, Sarah Delilah Varney, was 38. He married Anna Olga Egdorf on 30 November 1929, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Judicial Township 3, Fresno, California, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. He died on 4 September 1978, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leo Wilford Allen
1900–1978
Anna Olga Egdorf
1902–1979
Marriage: 30 November 1929
James Wilford Allen
1934–2018

Sources (24)

  • Leo Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leo Wilford Allen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
  • Leo W Allen, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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