Diantha Allen

19 December 1839–14 July 1873 (Age 33)
Lima, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Diantha

When Diantha Allen was born on 19 December 1839, in Lima, Adams, Illinois, United States, her father, Daniel Allen Jr, was 35 and her mother, Mary Ann Morris, was 26. She married Alfred Higgins on 24 December 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 14 July 1873, in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Kanarraville Cemetery, Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Higgins
Diantha Allen
Marriage: 24 December 1853
Alfred Alonzo Higgins
Sarah Ann Higgins
Louisa Jane Higgins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 9
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    Age 15
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

    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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    Story Highlight

    William Shanks Berry (3 February 1838 – 10 August 1884)

    William Shanks Berry was killed while on a LDS Mission by a mob in Tennessee 10 Aug 1884. Son of Jesse Woods Berry and Armelia Shanks He married Diantha Allen on 15 Oct 1864 in Salt Lake City, Salt …

    Sources (15)

    • Diantha Berry in household of William Berry, "United States Census, 1870"
    • 1864 Utah Marriage of William Shanks Berry & Diantha Allen
    • Diantha Allen in entry for Sarah Ann Allen (1941), "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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