Eliza Allen

31 January 1858–11 April 1941 (Age 83)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Allen was born on 31 January 1858, in Missouri, United States, her father, Francis Myers Allen, was 42 and her mother, Charlotte Smith, was 36. She married Jacob Mattocks McConkie on 28 March 1882, in Bourbon, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Newberg, Yamhill, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Pleasanton Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1940. She died on 11 April 1941, in Pleasanton, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Mattocks McConkie
1849–1904
Eliza Allen
1858–1941
Marriage: 28 March 1882
Perry Allen McConkie
1883–1977
Ira Ervine McConkie
1885–1975
Bertha McConkie
1886–1888
Girard "Jay" McConkie
1894–1978
Velma Viola McConkie
1896–1996

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 March 1882
Bourbon, Kansas, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Myers Allen

    Male1816–1900Male

    Female1821–1900Female

siblings

(9)

    Thomas Hamer Allen

    Male1842–1863Male

    George S Allen

    Male1843–1887Male

    Ethan D Allen

    Male1845–1872Male

    Mary Maud Allen

    Female1847–1917Female

    Lucinda Allen

    Female1850–1851Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Age 1

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 
1860

Age 2

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 22

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Eliza Mcconkie in household of John G Busch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eliza Mcconkie, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eliza Allen in household of F M Allen, "United States Census, 1880"

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