Rachel Emma Allen

11 March 1859–25 November 1948 (Age 89)
Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Rachel Emma

When Rachel Emma Allen was born on 11 March 1859, in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Rufus Chester Allen, was 31 and her mother, Lavenia Elizabeth Hoopes Yearsley, was 25. She married William Wiley Berry on 22 January 1879, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in World in 1935 and Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 25 November 1948, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States.

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William Wiley Berry
Rachel Emma Allen
Marriage: 22 January 1879
Lavenia Elizabeth Berry
Mary Alice Berry
William Wiley Berry Jr.
Rebecca Jane Berry
Clarence Leslie Berry
Gerald Williams Berry
Eulalia Berry
John Hoft

Spouse and Children

22 January 1879
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 14

Historical Boundaries 1873: Yavapai, Arizona Territory, United States 1879: Apache, Arizona Territory, United States 1912: Apache, Arizona, United States

Age 27

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: 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. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of 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. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Family Historical Data and Faith Promoting Experiences by Rachel Emma Allen Berry

This family history was gathered by Dr. L. V. Whipple Blankenship (Great grandson of Rachel Berry)from the Udall Papers held at Special Collections at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. It …

Sources (3)

  • Rachal E Allen Berry, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Rachael Emma Allen Berry, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Racheal E Berry in household of William W Berry, "United States Census, 1910"

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