Luris Porter Allen

Brief Life History of Luris Porter

When Luris Porter Allen was born on 8 April 1905, in Kingston, Piute, Utah, United States, his father, Marion Devalson Allen, was 21 and his mother, Laura Priscilla Porter, was 21. He married Dena Antonia Winkel on 4 October 1928, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kelsey, Upshur, Texas, United States in 1935 and Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 23 March 1992, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luris Porter Allen
Dena Antonia Winkel
Marriage: 4 October 1928
LeGrande Allen
Carol Gene Allen
Elaine Allen
Wayne Luris Allen

Sources (36)

  • Luris P Allen, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Luris Porter Allen - birth: 8 April 1905; Kingston, Piute, Utah, United States
  • Mr. Luris Porter Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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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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Luris Porter Allen

Taught seminary 38 years; served as counselor in the Gunnison Stake Presidency 17 years; as bishop of Grandview Ward in Provo, Utah; filled at least four LDS missions; worked in Salt Lake temple man …

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