Elihu Moroni Allen

9 Oct 1835 - 25 Nov 1912

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Elihu Moroni Allen

9 Oct 1835 - 25 Nov 1912
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Elihu Moroni Allen was the sixth of 12 children born to Elihu Marcellus Allen and Lola Ann Clawson on 9 October 1835 in Greenwood, Steuben, New York. His parents were baptized into the LDS Church about 1834 or 1835 about the time of his birth. Not much is known about his childhood, except that his f

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Elihu Moroni Allen


Ogden City Cemetery

1875 Monroe Blvd.
Ogden, Weber, Utah
United States


June 2, 2013


May 25, 2013

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Elihu Moroni Allen was the sixth of 12 children born to Elihu Marcellus Allen and Lola Ann Clawson on 9 October 1835 in Greenwood, Steuben, New York. His parents were baptized into the LDS Church about 1834 or 1835 about the time of his birth. Not much is known about his childhood, except that his family left New York and moved to Log Creek, a spot four miles southeast of Far West, Caldwell, Missouri. The persecution of the Saints became worse. On 18 May 1839, his father Elihu Marcellus Allen executed an affidavit in Quincy, Adams, Illinois itemizing a bill of damages against the State of Missouri for $1,000 for property lost and expenses incurred during the expulsion. The Allen family then moved to four miles east of Burton, Adams, Illinois. Within two weeks in December 1845 his sister and two of his brothers died. In the year 1846 the Allen family began their trek to Utah. They traveled across Iowa to the Missouri River. Elihu was then ten years old. On 12 March 1847 his youngest brother Joseph Brigham Allen, then about 18 months old, was “adopted” by Brigham Young shortly before the first group of Saints pulled out under the leadership of Brigham Young headed for Utah. Later that same year Elihu, his parents, and five other children crossed the plains to Utah in the Jedediah M. Grant Company. They were in the 3rd Ten under Captain Hazen Kimball arriving at Great Salt Lake Valley on 2 October 1847. They lived that first winter in Great Salt Lake Valley. His mother, Lola Ann Clawson Allen, died on 17 February 1848, four and one-half months after their arrival. His father, Elihu Marcellus Allen, died 11 October 1850, also in Great Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. At the age of 18 years Elihu Moroni Allen was married to 16-year-old Mary Elizabeth Graham in 1853 in Utah. She was the daughter of James Graham and Mary Elizabeth Butler Graham, pioneers of 1849 with the Howard Egan Company. Together they had 11 children. They made their first home in Riverdale, Weber, Utah. (They may also have lived for a time in the late 1850s in the LDS settlement of San Bernardino, California.) In 1860 the road was opened through Ogden Canyon into the Ogden Valley known as Huntsville as a toll road. The charges were from 25 cents to $1.50, depending on if the load was heavy or light, loaded or empty, or if it was carried on foot or by horseback. The toll lasted 12 years, and on 20 February 1882 it became a public road. About 1863 the Allen family settled in Huntsville, Weber, Utah where the last 7 children were born. Their first home in Huntsville was a two-story log house. Elihu made a lot of the furniture they used. He made chair frames from pine trees and made the seats from braided leather that he cured to a very soft pliable seat. His wife Mary Elizabeth was also very thrifty and utilized every scrap of material available for quilts or rag carpets. She did all of the sewing for the family by hand. Mary Elizabeth was also a very good cook with the vegetables from the garden they planted. Elihu hunted and fished, so the family had plenty of meat along with the chickens they raised. They literally lived off the land, as Elihu was a good farmer. At first the Indians (believed to be Shoshone) gave the settlers a lot of trouble. Many wanted to leave the valley, but Brigham Young told them to stay as this was the place to raise true Latter-day Saints. After awhile the settlers learned to share with the Indians and treat them kindly and many of them became good friends. The Indians called Elihu “Baldy Allen” or sometimes “Lige.” Family tradition says that one day after a hunt the Indians stopped by and left squirrels and gophers for “Baldy Allen” to feed his papooses. Elihu waited until dark and buried them so the Indians wouldn’t know, as it wasn’t a good idea to turn down such a friendly offer of food. On 7 July 1865 Elihu Allen was appointed by the court to appraise some wheat in a legal problem. After the matter was settled, he was given ten pounds of wheat for his services. On 17 April 1885 Elihu became an Elder in the LDS Church, and on the same day he and Mary Elizabeth were sealed in the Logan Temple. Elihu became a widower on 2 July 1906 when his wife of 53 years passed away at their home of heart failure at the age of 69 years. She was buried in the Ogden City Cemetery. Elihu Moroni Allen passed away 22 November 1912 at the age of 77 years in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho of chronic endocarditis following several months of bronchitis. His body was sent to Ogden, Weber, Utah and he was buried next to his wife in the Ogden City Cemetery. Found at http://www.belnapfamily.org/brentjbelnap/familyhistory/allen/Bio_Allen_Elihu_Moroni_1835.doc

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Elihu Moroni Allen was born on 9 Oct 1835
Elihu Moroni Allen was 5 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
Elihu Moroni Allen was 24 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
Elihu Moroni Allen was 34 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Elihu Moroni Allen was 44 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Elihu Moroni Allen was 52 years old when The Great Blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States, producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week. The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.
Elihu Moroni Allen was 63 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
Elihu Moroni Allen was 68 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Elihu Moroni Allen died on 25 Nov 1912 at the age of 77
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