Katherine Curtis Alden

Brief Life History of Katherine Curtis

When Katherine Curtis Alden was born on 3 October 1839, in East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Bartlett Richards Alden, was 27 and her mother, Clara S Curtis, was 23. She married James Henry Patten on 5 November 1861. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870. She died on 21 February 1921, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81.

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James Henry Patten
Katherine Curtis Alden
Marriage: 5 November 1861
Fred D Patten
James Henry Patten

Sources (17)

  • Kate C Patten, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Catherine Curtis Alden - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Clarissa or Clara S. Curtis
  • Kate C. Alden, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name. This is either Aldwin, Aldin (representing Old English Ealdwine with loss of -w-) or Middle English Alwin with an intrusive -d- (see Alwin ), or Aldan, a variant of the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Healfdene (see Haldane ).

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in western Norway, so named because of its situation below a high mountain Alden, from an unattested word ‘high, standing out’.

History: John Alden (c. 1599–1687) was one of the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. He moved from Plymouth to Duxbury, MA, c. 1627. Many of his descendants were merchant seamen, among them James Alden (1810–77), who twice circumnavigated the globe.

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

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