Patience Allen

1855–1920 (Age 64)
Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States

The Life of Patience

When Patience Allen was born on 1 September 1855, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, her father, Benjamin T. Allen, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Jane Dobson, was 28. She married James Kisinger Toothaker on 10 May 1874, in Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Lone Tree Township, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Rock Creek Township, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States in 1910. She died on 25 July 1920, in Westmoreland, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Westmoreland, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Patience Allen
James Kisinger Toothaker
Marriage: 10 May 1874
Archie Toothaker
Mary Jane Toothaker
Thomas J. Toothaker
Nellie Toothaker
Allen Benjamin Toothaker
Martha Alice Toothaker
Lee Toothaker
Anna K. Toothaker

Spouse & Children

10 May 1874
Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States


  • Male1875–1960Male

  • Mary Jane Toothaker


  • Male1880–1955Male

  • Nellie Toothaker


  • Allen Benjamin Toothaker


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1823–1910Male

  • Sarah Jane Dobson




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 1

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Paliame Allin in household of Benjamin Allin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Patience Toothaker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Patince Toothake in household of James Toothake, "United States Census, 1880"

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