Eliza Ann Fenn

30 November 1831–18 January 1895 (Age 63)
Billington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza Ann

When Eliza Ann Fenn was born on 30 November 1831, in Billington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Fenn, was 55 and her mother, Ann Cherry, was 39. She married William Wilford Allen on 14 December 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England in 1841. She died on 18 January 1895, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Nephi City Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wilford Allen
Eliza Ann Fenn
Marriage: 14 December 1852
William Wilford Allen Jr.
James Erastus Allen
John Harvey Allen
Amos Alexander Allen
Eliza Ann Allen
Mary Jane Allen
George Albert Allen
Mary Alice Allen
Henry Franklin Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 December 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 2
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 23
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name in south-east England for someone who lived in a low-lying marshy area, from Middle English fen(ne) ‘fen, marsh’ (Old English fenn).South German: topographic name from Old High German fenni, Middle Low German and Old Frisian fenne ‘bog’. Compare Fehn .Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 馮, see Feng 1.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    William Wilford Allen Highlights from Documents A clear sketch of some of the significant events in William Wilford Allen’s life is found in the documents section of this history. NOTE: At this time …

    Sources (18)

    • Ann Fenn in household of John Fenn, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Eliza Ann Fenn in entry for George Albert Allen and Fern Charlotte Bailey, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Eliza Ann Fenn in entry for Henry Franklin Allen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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