When Heber Franklin Allen was born on 17 March 1894, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, his father, Heber Simeon Allen, was 29 and his mother, Amy Louise Leonard, was 29. He married Valeria Jane Nalder on 23 June 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died on 13 May 1968, in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 74, and was buried in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada.
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.
HISTORY: Heber's family moved to Raymond, Alberta when he was 10 years old and he went to the public schools there and to the Knight Academy. He attended colleges in Utah and Illinois. He married Val …