Joseph Smith Allen

20 October 1863–19 May 1933 (Age 69)
Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Allen was born on 20 October 1863, in Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Elijah Allen, was 37 and his mother, Eliza Ann Bickmore, was 33. He married Phebe Andersen on 9 December 1885, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 19 May 1933, in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Allen
Phebe Andersen
Marriage: 9 December 1885
Joseph Merle Allen
Phebe Mavil Allen
George Q Allen
Elmo Smith Allen
Grover Elijah Allen
Alice Erma Allen
Lucille Allen
Grant Anderson Allen
Mary Ina Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1885Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 6
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 28
    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    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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    My Parents Joseph Smith Allen & Phebe Andersen Allen written by Lucille Allen Smith

    My father, Joseph Smith Allen, was born at Fr. Herriman, Utah, October 20, 1863. He was the youngest of seven children--one girl and six boys. His father died at the age of 40, father being three ye …

    Sources (30)

    • Joseph Smith Allen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Joseph Allen in entry for Jennings Bryan Logsdon and Ina Allen Hendricks, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Joseph Smith Allen in entry for Joseph Merle Allen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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