Inez Knight Allen
Amanda Inez Knight Allen (September 8, 1876 – June 5, 1937) was a Mormon missionary and a Utah politician. In 1898, she became one of the first two single women to be missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
On April 1, 1898, Knight was set apart as one of the first two single women in the LDS Church to be formally selected as full-time church missionaries. The other was her childhood friend Jennie Brimhall. Jennie Brimhall and Inez Knight were missionary companions in England in 1898; Jennie returned to Utah in November 1898 due to poor health, and Knight continued her service until June 1900.
In 1902, Knight married Robert Eugene Allen; they had five sons.
After her marriage, Inez Allen was active in the leadership of the Relief Society. From 1927 until her death she was a member of the Relief Society's general board.
Allen was also active in the Democratic Party in Utah. She once ran as a Democratic candidate for State Senate, and in 1924, Allen was a Utah delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
- Jeffrey S. Hardy, "Amanda Inez Knight", Mormon Missionary Diaries, byu.edu
- Inez Knight Allen at Find a Grave
- State of Utah Death Certificate: Amanda Inez Knight Allen, utah.gov