Arthur Augustus Allen

1890–1950 (Age 60)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Arthur Augustus

When Arthur Augustus Allen was born on 29 May 1890, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Axel Allen, was 26 and his mother, Emma Sophia Forslund, was 34. He married Hazel Gertrude Smith on 11 August 1915, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 29 November 1950, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Augustus Allen
1890–1950
Hazel Gertrude Smith
1890–1976
Marriage: 11 August 1915
Arthur Agustus Allen
1916–1984
Franklin James Allen
1920–1987

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
11 August 1915
Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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 · Utah becomes a state

Age 6

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 16

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Arthur A Allen in household of John Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Arthur A Allen in household of Frank D Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur A Allen, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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