Benjamin Franklin Allen

30 December 1874–10 January 1954 (Age 79)
Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Allen was born on 30 December 1874, in Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John Allen Sr, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Sarah Cole, was 36. He married Emma Carson on 23 September 1897, in Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 10 January 1954, in Filer, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Filer Cemetery, Filer, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Allen
Emma Carson
Marriage: 23 September 1897
Emma E Allen
Gladys La Rue Allen
Charles Ethan Allen
John Carson Allen
Shirley May Allen
Wanda Lucille Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 September 1897Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 1
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 17
    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.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 22
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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    Benjamin F Allen Find A Grave Memorial# 19595646

    Benjamin F Allen Birth: Dec. 30, 1874 Utah, USA Death: Jan. 10, 1954 Filer Twin Falls County Idaho, USA Family links: Parents: John Allen (1836 - 1915) Elizabeth Sarah Cole Allen (1838 - 19 …

    Sources (31)

    • B F Allen in entry for Gladys Larue Allen, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Benjamin F Allen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Benjamin F in entry for Frank Robert Dover and Shirley May Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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