Caroline Matilda Allen

Brief Life History of Caroline Matilda

When Caroline Matilda Allen was born on 16 April 1823, in Dryden, Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States, her father, Elihu Marcellus Allen, was 31 and her mother, Laura Foote, was 30. She married William Weeks on 17 June 1839, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and California, United States in 1870. She died on 23 July 1906, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Weeks
Caroline Matilda Allen
Marriage: 17 June 1839
Ammon Weeks
Delight Weeks
Laura Weeks
Sophronia Weeks
Arvin Weeks
Rophena Rossena Weeks
Hannah Julia Weeks
William Weeks
Caroline Foote Weeks
Franklin Willie Weeks

Sources (26)

  • Caroline Weeks in household of George Kendall, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Caroline M Weeks, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Caroline Allen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries: 1836: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1849: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States


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

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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