Mark Knight Allen

22 October 1905–30 January 1996 (Age 90)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Mark Knight

When Mark Knight Allen was born on 22 October 1905, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Robert Eugene Allen, was 27 and his mother, Amanda Inez Knight, was 29. He married Phyllis Sloan on 18 January 1934, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States for about 5 years and Pleasant Grove Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 30 January 1996, in Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mark Knight Allen
1905–1996
Phyllis Sloan
1908–2006
Marriage: 18 January 1934

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1934Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 1
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
    1909 · Pioneer Park Opens
    Age 4
    A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.
    1929
    Age 24
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Allenby
    Allin
    Alano
    Alan
    Allan
    Allain
    Alen
    Allis
    Alleyne
    Alling

    Sources (21)

    • Mark K Allen in household of Franklin T Wilson, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Mark Knight Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mark Knight Allen, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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