Mathilda Jeannette Allen

3 September 1897–13 August 1988 (Age 91)
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

The Life of Mathilda Jeannette

When Mathilda Jeannette Allen was born on 3 September 1897, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, her father, John Thomas Allen, was 30 and her mother, Clara Belle DeMONT, was 20. She married Frank Forrest Latta in 1917, in Newman, Stanislaus, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Gustine, Merced, California, United States in 1920 and Tulare, Tulare, California, United States in 1930. She died on 13 August 1988, in Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Newman, Stanislaus, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Forrest Latta
Mathilda Jeannette Allen
Marriage: 1917
Monna S Latta
Nedra M Latta
Don Allen Latta
Donna J Latta

Spouse and Children

Newman, Stanislaus, California, United States


    Monna S Latta


    Nedra M Latta



    Donna J Latta


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 9

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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Story Highlight

Jeanette Latta Rites in Newman; Graveside rites will be held today, Thursday, at 10:30 am at the Hills Ferry Cemetery near Newman for Jeanette Matilda Latta. She died last Friday in Walnut Creek at ag …

Sources (3)

  • Jeannette M Latta in household of Frank F Latta, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jeannette M Allen in household of J T Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jenett Allen in household of John T Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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