John Franklin Allen

30 August 1869–23 December 1911 (Age 42)
Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Franklin

When John Franklin Allen was born on 30 August 1869, in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States, his father, Lewis Archibald Allen, was 28 and his mother, Mary Jane Honey, was 27. He married Margaret Ann Jones on 25 February 1893, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910. He died on 23 December 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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John Franklin Allen
Margaret Ann Jones
Marriage: 25 February 1893
Albert Archibald Allen
Mary Jane Luetta Allen
George Dewey Allen
John William "Jack" Allen
Fredrick Richard Allen
Violet Cebell Allen
Clifford Franklin Allen
Thelma Angelina Allen
Robert W. Allen

Spouse and Children

25 February 1893
Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 3

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 12

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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Brief History of John Franklin Allen

Born: 30 Aug 1869, Carthage, Jasper, Missouri Parents: Lewis Archibald Allen and Mary Jane Honey Death: 23 Dec 1911, Los Angeles, California Spouse: Margaret Ann Jones Married: 25 Feb 1893, Sal …

Sources (3)

  • John Allen in household of L A Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Allen in household of Louis A Allen, "United States Census, 1870"

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