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 Catherine B. <I>Boyes</I> Allen

Catherine B. Boyes Allen

Missouri, USA
Death 8 Sep 1864 (aged 31)
California, USA
Burial Shasta County, California, USA
Memorial ID 19443907 · View Source
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Killed by Indians


On September 8, 1864, while her husband William was, haying about two miles from the house, two renegade Indians attacked; they shot Catherine, beat the children and left them for dead. Newspaper reports said two of the children had been killed and Dr. Guptill of Millville was not sure any of them could live; he covered a hole in baby Robert's head with a silver fifty-cent piece and put a silver plate in Lillian's head, and all four survived.

Catherine was buried near the house where she was killed. Her stone is still there and readable -- B. ALLEN --Died September 8, 1864.

Julia Ann Kilgore Allen, his second wife, and their infant son, Benjamin F. Allen are buried beside Catherine.

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  • Created by: Janice
  • Added: 19 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19443907
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine B. Boyes Allen (29 Oct 1832–8 Sep 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19443907, citing Allen Family Cemetery, Shasta County, California, USA ; Maintained by Janice (contributor 46569014) .