Elihu Moroni Allen

9 Oct 1835 - 25 Nov 1912


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

11th Avenue
Ogden, Weber, Utah
United States


June 2, 2013


May 25, 2013

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Elihu Moroni Allen

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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
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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.
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Elihu Moroni Allen was 27 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
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Elihu Moroni Allen was 42 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. 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.
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Elihu Moroni Allen was 54 years old when The Eiffel Tower is officially opened. The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
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Elihu Moroni Allen was 59 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
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Elihu Moroni Allen was 73 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
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Elihu Moroni Allen died on 25 Nov 1912 at the age of 77
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