Phebe Andersen

Female5 March 1868–21 January 1941

Brief Life History of Phebe

When Phebe Andersen was born on 5 March 1868, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, George Jorgen Andersen, was 31 and her mother, Mary Ann Angell Davis, was 24. She had at least 6 sons and 4 daughters with Joseph Smith Allen. She died on 21 January 1941, in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Allen
Phebe Andersen
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

Sources (25)

  • Phoebe Anderson Allen in household of Joseph Smith Allen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Phebe Andersen Allen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Phebe Allen in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"

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Children (10)

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World Events (8)

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 1

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.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 23

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

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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 …

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