Cynthia Elizabeth Allen

22 February 1849–28 December 1927 (Age 78)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Cynthia Elizabeth

When Cynthia Elizabeth Allen was born on 22 February 1849, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Daniel Allen Jr, was 44 and her mother, Louisa Jane Berry, was 20. She married Zetland William Mitchell on 3 October 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1850 and Provo, Utah, Utah Territory, United States in 1860. She died on 28 December 1927, in Loa, Wayne, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Loa Cemetery, Loa, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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Marriage: about 1887

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1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 8
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
Age 14
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 21
Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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  • 1910 U.S. Census
  • Cynthia Allen in household of Daniel Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cynthia Allen in household of Daniel Allen, "United States Census, 1860"

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