Eliza Allen

Female31 January 1858–11 April 1941

Brief Life History 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 Fort Scott, 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 McConkie
Velma Viola McConkie

Sources (21)

  • Eliza McConkie in household of Jacob M McConkie, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Eliza Allen - Individual or family possessions: birth: 31 January 1858; Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
  • Eliza Allen, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1882Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

    Age 1

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


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries 1851: Linn, Oregon Territory, United States 1859: Linn, Oregon, United States

    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 the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

    English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

    French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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