When Joseph Stoddard Allen was born on 24 August 1919, in Cove, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Grover Elijah Allen, was 24 and his mother, Eliza Anna Stoddard, was 23. He married Imogene Lee on 27 December 1944, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Vallejo, Solano, California, United States in 1950 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1994. He registered for military service in 1942. He was buried in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.
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.
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My father will soon be 96 years old. He has been blessed with good health and tomorrow (23 August 2015) he will drive from his home in North Ogden, Utah, to join us for dinner at our home in Bountifu …
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