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Caroline Hillis Allen (Beck)

Дата рождения:
Место рождения: Bonaparte, Van Buren, Iowa, United States
Смерть: Умер в San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Место погребения: San Miguel, San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Ближайшие родственники:

Дочь David Henry Hauer Beck и Lauretta Roundy Beck
Жена James Hardy Allen
Мать Henry Hauer Allen; Mary Jane Allen Forbes; Joseph William Allen; Laura Myrtle Smith и Daisy Deane Allen Cox
Сестра William Peyton Beck; Ellen Samantha Beck; Чарльза Henry Beck; Julia Rebecca Beck Ralph; Martha Jane Beck Draper и ещё 4

Менеджер: David Alan Blair
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About Caroline Hillis Beck Allen

Possible DOM 5/24/1869; possible DOD 8/20/1926

A Family Legend

According to family legend, Caroline Hillis Beck was born into a well-to-do family but married a poor man because she loved him so much. James Hardy Allen was poor because he was so generous, and often helped others whom he knew would never pay back the money. She had 22 silk dresses when they married but never had another. Although she loved her husband very much, she became a bitter woman.

She was a pioneer wife with high standards. For instance, she used water to sprinkle the hard-packed dirt of the large yard/parking area outside the family's homestead cabin every day, and then swept it so that it was clean and tidy, and dust wouldn't drift into the house. She made the family's undergarments from feedsacks - and it took many washings for the brand names and labels to fade. One time some men were riding by on the road that ran right in front of the cabin and they saw the family's freshly-laundered underwear hanging on the clothesline. Evidently they laughed loudly and made fun of the family for wearing "feedsack drawers". Caroline was so offended that she made her husband quit plowing so that he could make a new road - one that took a wide detour around the cabin.

For some reason that no one ever understood, she didn't include salt when she made bread for the family. It's not that they didn't have salt - they did. It was just one of her quirks and the family got used to it, even though bread without salt doesn't taste very good. However, one time her husband brought someone home to supper, and he wasn't thrilled with the tasteless bread - so he salted it. Grandmother Beck was highly insulted that anyone would dare salt her bread, and she made it clear to her husband that his friend would never be welcome for dinner again!

There are many other stories about this woman's remarkable determination and sheer grit. For instance, just a few hours before the birth of her youngest child, she decided she couldn't stand looking at the plain board walls of her bedroom any longer. So she climbed up and down a ladder repeatedly, papering the walls of the entire room with newspapers and homemade paste! She's become quite a legend in our family, a name to conjure with. When one of us needs encouragement, we're reminded that we've got "Beck blood" in our veins. We also use the stories of her anger and bitterness as warnings, saying to each other for instance, "Uh-oh, your Beck blood is showing!"


  • "Unidentified Companies (1850)." Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Web. 19 June 2011. <http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearchresults/1,15792,4017-1-350,00.html>.
    • Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Year: 1880; Census Place: Centerville, Alameda, California; Roll: 62; Family History Film: 1254062; Page: 510B; Enumeration District: 24; Image: 0592.
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Хронология Caroline Hillis Beck Allen

30 Мая 1847
Bonaparte, Van Buren, Iowa, United States
1 март 1870
Возраст 22
Livermore, CA, USA
12 января 1872
Возраст 24
Livermore, Alameda County, California, United States
21 октября 1874
Возраст 27
Livermore, CA, USA
21 август 1879
Возраст 32
Livermore, Alameda County, California, USA
Возраст 33
Bee Rock, California, United States
20 ноября 1882
Возраст 35
Bee Rock, San Luis Obispo, California, United States
6 август 1926
Возраст 79
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, United States