Barbara Ann Allen

3 December 1925–26 August 2014 (Age 88)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Barbara Ann

When Barbara Ann Allen was born on 3 December 1925, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Guy Percival Allen, was 23 and her mother, Deborah Elizabeth Bjorkman, was 23. She married Walter Lorenz Boyens on 25 March 1949, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She died on 26 August 2014, in Salinas, Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Walter Lorenz Boyens
Barbara Ann Allen
Marriage: 25 March 1949

Spouse and Children

25 March 1949
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 12

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 24

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Barbara Gwendolyn Allen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Barbara Ann Allen, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Barbara Gwendolyn Allen, "California, Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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