Heber Franklin Allen

Male17 March 1894–13 May 1968

Brief Life History of Heber Franklin

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.

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Family Time Line

Heber Franklin Allen
1894–1968
Valeria Jane Nalder
1897–1951
Marriage: 23 June 1920
Marion Allen
1921–1981
Margaret Allen
1922–2011
Louise Allen
1924–2019
Douglas Nalder Allen
1926–2019
Katharine Allen
1927–2019

Sources (18)

  • Heber F Allen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Heber Franklin Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Heber Franklin Allen, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1920Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 2

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

    Age 3

    The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 22

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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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    Heber Franklin Allen (17 March 1894 – 13 May 1968)

    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 …

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