John Axel Allen

1864–1936 (Age 72)
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

The Life of John Axel

When John Axel Allen was born on 15 May 1864, in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland, his father, Theodore Allen, was 26 and his mother, Marie Renberg, was 22. He married Emma Sophia Forslund about 1886. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States in 1900. He died on 25 July 1936, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Axel Allen
Emma Sophia Forslund
Marriage: 1886
Alvin A. Allen
Clarence Bryan Allen
Esther Allen
Arthur Augustus Allen
Alvin Axel Allen

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings

  • Theodore Allen


  • Marie Renberg




World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 17

Historical Boundaries -1881: Silver Bow, Montana Territory, United States; 1889: Silver Bow, Montana, United States

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • John Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John A Allen in entry for Arthur A Allen, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Allen in entry for Arthur A Allen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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