Thomas Allen

18 June 1891–23 November 1968 (Age 77)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Allen was born on 18 June 1891, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John Kirby Allen, was 27 and his mother, Lydia Jane Taylor, was 23. He married Esther Laverne Forbes on 12 January 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1935 and Pleasant Grove Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 23 November 1968, in Austin, Lander, Nevada, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Chico, Butte, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Allen
1891–1968
Esther Laverne Forbes
1894–1925
Marriage: 12 January 1916
John Arthur Allen
1917–1985
Esther LaVerne Allen
1918–1996
Thomas Forbes Allen
1920–2002
Joseph Kirby Allen
1922–2003

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 January 1916Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    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.
    1909 · Pioneer Park Opens
    Age 18
    A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 21
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Allenby
    Allin
    Allyn
    Alano
    Alan
    Allan
    Allinson
    Allain
    Alen
    Allis
    Alleyne
    Alling

    Sources (24)

    • Thomas Allen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Tom Allen in entry for Joseph K Allen and Mary Ruth Gaffney, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Thomas Allen in entry for John Arthur Allen, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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