Edward Leroy Allen

Brief Life History of Edward Leroy

When Edward Leroy Allen was born on 28 April 1902, in Garden Creek, Custer, Idaho, United States, his father, George John Allen, was 30 and his mother, Mary Gabriella Henderson, was 29. He married Janet Kay on 18 May 1927, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. He lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1935 and Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 28 June 1968, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Leroy Allen
1902–1968
Lillian Adelia Smith
1908–1990
Marriage: 22 February 1930
Edward LeRoy Allen Jr.
1941–2013

Sources (16)

  • Edward L Allen in household of Geo. John Allen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Edward Leroy Allen, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"
  • Edward Allen, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.

1920

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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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