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Adeline Belle Bucknam Allen
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1900
California, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 1987
Tuolumne County
California, USA

Mother's Maiden Name: HILL
Birth data of June 21,1901 is from the California Death Index. Headstone states 1900. Family with actual knowledge will have to confirm. 1900 US Census for Tuolumne County lists her as being born in May of 1900. Census was taken July 7, 1900.
27 June 2011 MOHR HISTORICAL RESEARCHER has provided the following information:

Per her obituary published in the Sonora Union Democrat newspaper, Adeline B. Allen was born in Sonora in February 1898, to Cecelia and John D. Bucknam, long-time residents of Tuolumne County and builders and managers of the Dardanelles Resort near the Sonora Pass. She spent her last 25 years living in Columbia. She married in 1918, and two children were born to her. She worked as a waitress and as a marker and distributor for laundry services. She worked as a riveter in an Oakland war plant. In 1962 she moved to Columbia. Adeline was survived by one brother, John Bucknam of Martinez; two sisters, Mildred Diehl of Carson City, Nevada, and Ruth Sundborg of Walnut Creek; four grandchildren, four step grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and five step great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. at the Heuton Memorial Chapel with the Reverend Rick Bergstrom officiating. Burial was at the Columbia City cemetery.
CORRECTION RECEIVED 13 AUG 2015 from Find A Grave contributor Kathlene Baker Clark
"The obituary for Adeline Belle Bucknam Allen erroneously gives her mother's name as "Cecilia" when in fact it was Cordelia Margaret Hill. Cecilia Elise Bucknam was the name of Adeline's father John Duane Bucknam's sister who was married to (1) William Guinn and (2) Orrin Ralph. John Duane Bucknam only married once to Cordelia Margaret Hill."
Family links: 
  John Duane Bucknam (1875 - 1959)
  Cordelia Margaret Hill Bucknam (1877 - 1951)
  Nadene B Kelley Sundborg (1923 - 1985)*
  Mildred Irene Bucknam Diehl (1899 - 1990)*
  Adeline Belle Bucknam Allen (1900 - 1987)
  John William Bucknam (1902 - 1997)*
  George Daly Bucknam (1905 - 1976)*
  Ruth Mary Bucknam Sundborg (1911 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Per family 23 May 2014 Adeline Belle Bucknam Kelly Allen "I am Adeline Allen's niece. I have just come from a family gathering where we discussed her birthdate, which several dates have been reported here. Her correct birthdate is June 21, 1900."
Columbia Public Cemetery
Tuolumne County
California, USA
Created by: Quiche
Record added: Apr 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68977212
Adeline Belle <i>Bucknam</i> Allen
Added by: Kathlene Baker Clark
Adeline Belle <i>Bucknam</i> Allen
Added by: Quiche
Adeline Belle <i>Bucknam</i> Allen
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Grandson: Jack Walter Sundborg-70722923
- chcobe
 Added: Oct. 15, 2012
Thank you for your contribution to WWII as a civilian.
- P. L. Mohr
 Added: Aug. 28, 2011
- Quiche
 Added: Aug. 26, 2011

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