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John Seymour Allen

John Seymour Allen

Male 1870 - 1966  (95 years)

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  • Name John Seymour Allen  [1, 2, 3
    Born 27 Nov 1870  Richmond, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jan 1966  Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I5008  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2016 

    Father Charles Hopkins Allen,   b. 15 Oct 1830, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1922, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Adelaide Hoopes,   b. 9 Sep 1847, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1889, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1864  Richmond, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Family ID F1471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Ann Phelps,   b. 26 Aug 1877, Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1957, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1895  Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Charles Ashael Allen,   b. 31 Jul 1896, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1969, Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Blanche Allen,   b. 15 Feb 1898, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1991, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     3. Hyrum Loren Allen,   b. 7 Oct 1901, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1963, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +4. Barbara Allen,   b. 5 Oct 1903, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 2003, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     5. John R Allen,   b. 29 Oct 1905, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 2001, Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     6. Gove Liahona Allen,   b. 26 Jul 1907, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1951, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     7. Mary Allen,   b. 1 Sep 1910, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 108 years)
     8. Eldred Phelps Allen,   b. 19 Apr 1912, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1912, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Russell Hoopes Allen,   b. 7 Jul 1914, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 104 years)
     10. Ben Rich Allen,   b. Abt 1916,   d. 25 Mar 1972, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     11. Joseph Seymour Allen,   b. 5 Nov 1917, Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
     12. Della Allen,   b. 11 Oct 1920, Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F3326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    John Seymour Allen
    John Seymour Allen

  • Notes 
    • "John Seymour spent his first eleven years in Cove before his family moved to Mesa, Arizona. He has been extremely active in missionary work and colonization. He has made his livelihood by farming and canal building. His first mission was in the Southern States; the second in the Eastern States; and the third in the Southwest Indian Mission among the Pimas. He and his wife have financed twenty-one years of missionary work and have contributed funds for temple work. No request from the church was refused whether great or small. He has been a faithful ward teacher for fifty years without missing one month. While supporting one missionary he prospered greatly and was so encouraged that he supported two more after the first had returned. His financial status reversed and he became almost bankrupt, barely able to keep the missionaries out. Later he was asked why he had not become discouraged in the Gospel because of this situation and he replied, 'Whether I get rich or go broke while I keep a missionary out doesn't change the fact that the Gospel is true.'

      "His wife, Barbara Phelps, came to Mesa from Montpelier, Idaho when she was a year old. They suffered the rigors of pioneer life including a smallpox epidemic. She recalls having her shoes blacked with soot and grease before she could go to Sunday School and Primary. She was energetic and capable with a nice singing voice. Their marriage has been humble and devout. Ten of their twelve children grew to maturity and are active in the Church. She milked cows to support herself and family and to supply her husband while he was on two missions. She joined her husband on his third mission and they did a splendid job among the Indians at Santon, Arizona. She has worked in all the auxilaries and at present, at the age of seventy-five, she is still teaching Primary." [Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen]

      "Allen was proud of his large family of 12 children, which included [his] seven sons. While living in Gilbert, in 1934, he organized and coached the Allen family basketball team and challenged any family in the church to a game." [Images of America: Latter-Day Saints in Mesa, by D. L. Turner and Catherine H. Ellis. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2222] 1930 United States Federal Census, on Ancestry.com.

    2. [S2242] 1910 United States Federal Census, on Ancestry.com.

    3. [S2244] 1880 United States Federal Census, on Ancestry.com.

    4. [S119] Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen, by Gerald R. Fuller. Esther Fuller Dial, ed. The Andrew Lee Allen Family Organization, 1952.

    5. [S1243] Findagrave.com page for John Seymour Allen.

    6. [S1263] Personal records held by P & T Nielsen Hayden.

    7. [S664] Nicholas Knapp Genealogy, by Alfred Averill Knapp. Winter Park, Florida: 1953., year only.