Luris Porter Allen

8 April 1905–23 March 1992 (Age 86)
Kingston, Piute, Utah, United States

The Life Summary 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
1905–1992
Dena Antonia Winkel
1908–2002
Marriage: 4 October 1928
LeGrande Allen
1929–2018
Carol Gene Allen
1930–2014
Elaine Allen
1935–2019
Wayne Luris Allen
1937–2022

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1928Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 1
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
    1907 · The Burro Mine
    Age 2
    The Burro Mine was a large mining area that produced gold, silver, copper, and other valuable metals. The mine was dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974.
    1929
    Age 24
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Allenby
    Allin
    Allyn
    Alano
    Alan
    Allan
    Allinson
    Allain
    Alen
    Allis
    Alleyne
    Alling

    Story Highlight

    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 …

    Sources (36)

    • L P Allen in entry for Allen, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
    • Lueis Porter Allen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Mr. Luris Porter Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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