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Allen, Inez Knight, 1876-1937



  • Existence: 1876 - 1937


Inez Knight Allen (1876-1937) was a politician in Utah.

Amanda Inez Knight was born in September 8, 1876, in Payson, Utah to Jesse Knight and Amanda Melvina McEwan. She studied at Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah. Inez's studies were interrupted by a call in 1898 to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was assigned to the British Isles and she and her companion, Jennie Brimhall, were the first women to serve missions unaccompanied by a husband. She met R. Eugene Allen, and on June 11, 1902, they were married.

She died of acute gastritis on June 5, 1937.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Inez Knight Allen diary

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230306968]
Identifier: MSS SC 932
Scope and Contents

Holograph manuscript written by Inez Knight Allen before she married. It is a diary kept from 1898 to 1899 while she was on a mission for the Mormon Church in England. Lengthy entries describe her missionary activities and her travels in England. There are many gaps in the record.

Dates: 1898-1899

Inez Knight Allen practice lesson outlines

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230328731]
Identifier: MSS SC 2946
Scope and Contents

Information written in a notebook by Inez Knight as a student at Brigham Young Academy. Each outline identifies for a lesson: topic, school-grade level for which it was suitable, aims, materials needed, and method.

Dates: approximately 1894

Mark K. Allen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2031
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, personal and professional papers, printed materials, photographs, and newspaper clippings of Brigham Young University professor of psychology, Mark K. Allen, his mother, Inez Knight Allen, and his grandfather who was a Utah businessman and financier, Jesse Knight. Allen's papers include professional records dealing with the tenure and chairmanship of the Psychology Department at BYU (1946-1975). Papers also deal with Allen as a student and his faculty years at BYU,...
Dates: 1907-1985

Jesse Knight autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 939

Jesse Knight papers

Identifier: MSS 1434
Scope and Contents

Collection includes various biographical materials of Jesse Knight, such as patriarchal blessings, the biography of Knight by Inez Knight Allen, funeral tributes to Jesse Knight, legal and financial records of the Blue Bench Irrigation Company, and correspondence concerning the Jesse Knight Trust Fund established for Brigham Young University students. Also included are writings about Knight by Mark Allen. Materials dated approximately 1856 to 2000, with the bulk dated 1856 to 1960.

Dates: approximately 1856-2000; bulk 1856-1960