Winfred Affel Allen

15 October 1891–30 September 1967 (Age 75)
Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Winfred Affel

When Winfred Affel Allen was born on 15 October 1891, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, David Benson Allen, was 32 and his mother, Walborg Maria Nielsen, was 24. He married Sarah Ann Nielsen on 1 December 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 30 September 1967, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hyrum City Cemetery, Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Winfred Affel Allen
Sarah Ann Nielsen
Marriage: 1 December 1915
Cleo Allen
Ruel Winfred Allen
Carl Ned Allen
Kathleen Allen
Marilyn A Allen
David Blair Allen
Dorothy Jane Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1915Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +6 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.
    1896 · The Logan Temple Barn
    Age 5
    The Logan Temple Barn was built on the edge of the Logan temple property to house the animals belonging to the builders of the temple. It was one of only two stone barns built in Cache Valley. These barns became obsolete during the rise of the automobile era. The building and the land it was on was sold in 1919 and became an automobile repair shop. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 19, 1985, and is still standing today.
    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.

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    Memories of My Father, Winfred Affel Allen By Carl Ned Allen, Written October 1977

    I will try to write a few special things that I remember about my Dad, Winfred Affel Allen. He has been dead now for 10 years and since we can look at his life (or most of it), it is hard to pic …

    Sources (83)

    • Winfred Affel Allen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • W A Allen in entry for Ruel Winfred Allen and Beth Jorgensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Sarah N Allen in entry for Carl Ned Allen, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

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