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
Eliza Allen
Marriage: 28 March 1882
Perry Allen McConkie
Ira Ervine McConkie
Bertha McConkie
Girard "Jay" McConkie
Velma Viola McConkie

Spouse and Children

28 March 1882
Bourbon, Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Francis Myers Allen





    Thomas Hamer Allen


    George S Allen


    Ethan D Allen


    Mary Maud Allen


    Lucinda Allen


+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. 

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.

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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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