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Allen Cadwalader
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1801
Redstone
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1879
Sacramento County
California, USA

Allen Cadwalader, son of Jonah Cadwalader and Ann Catel, was born in Pennsylvania to one of the oldest families in the state; his great-great grandfather arrived in Pennsylvania even before William Penn. The family were members of the Society of Friends (Quakers). Allen Cadwalder became a man of business in the state of Ohio, overseeing flour mills, canals and steamboat lines. When his health faltered in the 1840's, he moved for awhile to Louisiana and then to Cuba in an attempt to regain his health. Finally, he moved west to California in the pivotal year of 1849 and there underwent a phenomenal change in interests. Instead of business, he became a student of all aspects of the natural world, travelling throughout most of California and Nevada, "climbing mountains and penetrating canyons", learning all he could about botany, zoology, mineralogy, and geology. He was both student and teacher of nature studies and when he died, a man he mentored wrote of his passing, praising his intense and keen mind and saying that his teacher "did not possess a constitution of iron, but of wrought steel." He died of typhoid pneumonia at the age of 78, leaving a wife, Caroline (Reeves) Cadwalader and four children: George and Edward (of Sacramento), Charles Cadwalader of Red Bluff, and a daughter Annie Graves of San Francisco.

(Research from article in Sacramento Daily Union 11/29/1879) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Caroline Reeves Cadwalader (1810 - 1884)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Cadwalader (1834 - 1903)*
  George Cadwalader (1840 - 1884)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sacramento City Cemetery
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA
 
Created by: Valarie Vine
Record added: Jan 29, 2013
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Allen Cadwalader
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Allen Cadwalader
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 Added: Jan. 29, 2013
 
 
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