Mary Kathleen Allen

5 May 1951–22 January 2011 (Age 59)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Mary Kathleen

When Mary Kathleen Allen was born on 5 May 1951, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Lee J. Wittke, was 26 and her mother, Audrey Petersen, was 26. She died on 22 January 2011, in her hometown, at the age of 59, and was buried in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lee J. Wittke
1924–1957
Audrey Petersen
1924–1986
Mary Kathleen Allen
1951–2011
Kim Leroy Wittke Black
1958–2012

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1952 · Salt Lake City Floods

Age 1

During the first week of May, more than 45 families were displaced from their homes as the flood waters began to engulf the surrounding area. Many were saved by rafts and the water caused millions of dollars in damages with thousands of acres of farmland deemed unusable.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 4

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1967 · The Twenty-Fifth Amendment

Age 16

The Twenty-fifth Amendment clarifies that when a President can't fulfill his role as President, the Vice President becomes President. He may do so only If the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office.

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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  • Mary Kathleen Allen, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Mary Kathleen Allen in entry for Kim Leroy Black, "ObitsUtah Obituary Index"
  • Mary Kathleen Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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