William Henry Allen

21 July 1863–5 December 1934 (Age 71)
Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Allen was born on 21 July 1863, in Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John Allen Sr, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Sarah Cole, was 25. He married Amanda Mathilda Ahlin on 7 September 1897, in Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. In 1934, at the age of 71, his occupation is listed as a janitor, an apartment house in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 5 December 1934, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Allen
Anne Marie Nelson
Marriage: 8 January 1902
William Nelson Allen
Annie Amanda Allen
Marta Elizabeth Allen
Wilmer Lars Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 January 1902Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
    1865 · The Assassination of a President
    Age 2
    "While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 19
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    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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    Goshen Centennial History by Louie S. Steele Jensen Part I

    Goshen Centennial History 1857-1957 I was born in Goshen in what was called the bend. My maternal grandparents Hugh and Julia McKee were among the first settlers in the Old Fort, my mother was born i …

    Sources (44)

    • Wm H Allen in entry for Frederick Deusel Allen, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • William H Allen in household of John Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Henry in entry for William G Nunn and Marta E Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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