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Wilson D. Allen 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 11 Jun 1831, Columbiana, Columbiana, OH, USA 3 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Almina Beecher on 28 Jul 1853 in Columbus, Franklin, OH 1 2 3
  • Died: 20 Feb 1899, Larned, Pawnee, KS, USA at age 67 5 6
  • Buried: 28 Feb 1899, Manhattan, Riley, KS, United States 5 6

   FamilySearch ID: LH8L-H1Y.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Achor, Columbiana, OH, United States. 7 The 1850 census recorded Jno. M. Allen, farmer, 26, living with wife Mary, 26; and William, 1. Also in the home is John Marsh, 60 with is wife Betsey, 60; Lydia Marsh, 14; farmer Nathan H. Armstrong, 24; and Wilson Allen, farmer, 18. Everyone was born in Ohio except William in Pennsylvania, and John Marsh in Virginia.

2. Census in 1860 in East Fairfield, Columbiana, OH, United States. 8 The 1860 census recorded in Fairfield Township the household headed by Gideon Shale, laborer, 23, living with the family of W. D. Allen, carpenter, 29, and his wife Almina, 29; Marietta H., 4; George Lorman, 2; and Julia A., 5 months old when the census was recorded on 14 Jul 1860. Everyone was born in Ohio except Almina in Pennsylvania. The post office was East Fairfield.

3. Census in 1870 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 9 The 1870 census recorded Wilson D. Allen, carpenter, 39, living with wife Almina, 39; Marietta F., 14; George L., 12; Julia, 10; William B., 8; Ulysses G., 6; and Emma A. 10 months old when the census was recorded on 12 Jul 1870. Everyone was born in Ohio except Almina in Pennsylvania, and Ulysses and Emma in Indiana. The post office was Center. Wilson's real estate was valued at $700 and personal estate $150.

4. Moved: 1879, Manhattan, Riley, KS, United States. 6

5. Census in 1880 in Saint George, Pottawatomie, KS, United States. 10 The 1880 census recorded Wilson D. Allen, carpenter, 48, living with wife Almina, 49; George, teacher, 22; William B., laborer, 18; Ulysses G., odd jobs, 16; Emma A., 10; Hattie M. 8; and Walter T., 5. Wilson and his parents, and George and William were born in Ohio. Almina and her parents were born in Pennsylvania. The others were born in Indiana.
A few houses later is Wilson's daughter, Flora, 22, living with her husband, Wm. Fortune, laborer, 23. William and his father were born in Virginia and his mother in Kentucky. Flora and her father were born in Ohio and mother in Pennsylvania.
Next to them is William's father, James Fortune, laborer, 62, and wife Mary, 59 with sons David, farmer, 27, and John, at home, 20. All and their parents were born in Virginia, except Mary and David in Kentucky.
Futher down this census page is Wilson Allen's newlywed daughter, Julia A., 20, living with her husband, Louis Smallwood, railroad employee, 20. She was born in Ohio and he in Missouri.

6. Census on 1 Mar 1885 in Manhattan, Riley, KS, United States. 11 The 1885 Kansas State Census recorded on 1 March 1885: W. D. Allen, carpenter, 53, married, born in Ohio, living with wife A. B. Allen, 54, born in Pennsylvania; Emma A. Allan, 16, born in Indiana; Harriet M. Allen, 12, born in Indiana; Grant, 20; Walter T., 10. The record states they came to Kansas from Indiana.

7. Newspaper: Manhattan Mercury: W. D. Allen came home from the east., 22 Mar 1890, Manhattan, Riley, KS, United States. 12

8. Newspaper: Manhattan Mercury: Card of Thanks. We desire to most earnestly thank the friends, one and all, who have been so kind and attentive during the sickness and death of our daughter and sister Emma. == W. D. Allen and Family., 25 Jun 1891, Manhattan, Riley, KS, United States. 13

9. Newspaper: Manhattan Nationalist: Prof. Hofer has rented the W. D. Allen property on Osage street., 30 Sep 1897, Manhattan, Riley, KS, United States. 14

10. Newspaper: Larned Chronoscope: Card of Thanks: We desire to thank the many friends and neighbors, and especially the Odd Fellow's lodge of this city, for their kindness during the sickness and death of W. D. Allen. Mr. and Mrs. Al. W. Richardson., 24 Feb 1899, Larned, Pawnee, KS, USA. 15

11. Obituary: Larned Chronoscope: obituary of Wilson D. Allen on 24 Feb 1899 in Larned, Pawnee, KS, USA. 6 Wilson D. Allen, who died of consumption at the home of his daughter in this city, Mrs. Al. W. Richardson, last Monday, was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, June 11th, 1831, aged sixty-seven years eight months and nine days, at the time of his death. Mr. Allen removed from Mexico, Indiana, to Manhattan, Kansas, in 1879, where he has since resided, and was one of the most prominent contractors and builders of that city until about four years ago, when he was compelled to give up labor on account of his health. He was married in 1852 to Almina B. Beecher, and to them were born nine children, the following six of whom are still living: George, who resides in Pettysville, Indiana; Grant, a member of the 20th infantry regulars now on their way to Manila; Truman, a member of the regular army hospital corps and now stationed at Anniston, Alabama; Mrs. Florence Fortune, of Manhattan; Mrs. Julia A. Coon, of Denver, and Mrs. Hattie M. Richardson, of this city. Mr. Allen was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and also of the Christian church. The remains were taken to Manhattan on Monday evening's train and interred in the Manhattan cemetery Tuesday afternoon, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge of that city.

12. Obituary: Manhattan Nationalist: obituary of W. D. Allen on 24 Feb 1899 in Manhattan, Riley, KS, United States. 16 W. D. Allen Dead. The body of W. D. Allen who died at Larned last Monday was brought to this city Tuesday by Mr. Peter, a member of the I. O. O. F. at Larned, and buried under the direction of that order in the Manhattan cemetery on Wednesday. Mr. Allen's wife died about ten years ago since which time he has lived a quiet life at his home on Osage street in this city until a few months ago when he went to Larned to live with a married daughter. He leaves also a daughter here, Mrs. Will Fortune, and two sons, both members of the regular army. Me was a soldier in the civil war.

13. Newspaper: Manhattan Nationalist, 10 Mar 1899, Manhattan, Riley, KS, United States. 17 Resolutions
Passed in Manhattan lodge No. 17. I. O. O. F.:
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from our midst our brother and friend. W. D. Allen, and
Whereas, Bro. Allen's connection with our lodge has been one of long standing, during which time he was a consistent Odd Fellow, a patient, for bearing and exemplary man, therefore be it resolved
First. That we, members of Manhattan lodge, No. 17, sincerely regret the loss of our brother and co-worker.
Second. That we tenderour sincerest sympathies to friends and members of his family.
Third. That a copy of these resolutions be published and a copy spread upon the minutes of the order.
Will E. Smith, Jerry Haines, C. A. Gundaker, Committee.

Wilson married Almina Beecher, daughter of William Beecher and Julia Ann Carpenter, on 28 Jul 1853 in Columbus, Franklin, OH.1 2 3 (Almina Beecher was born on 20 Mar 1831 in Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA 3 18 19 20, christened on 17 Jan 1833 in New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA,18 died on 23 Jun 1885 in , Riley, Kansas, United States 3 19 and was buried on 25 Jun 1885 in Manhattan, Riley, KS, United States 19.)


1 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ZZPF-TT2M Wilson D. Allen m. 27 Jul 1853 Almina Beecher in Franklin, OH.

2 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZH8-C3D Wilson D. Allen m. 28 Jul 1853 Almina Beecher in Franklin, OH.

3 Wilson D. Allen, "Wilson Family Bible" (Photographs of Wilson Family Bible provided by Susan L. Allen Owens).

4 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 1, 2006), Batch #: M513353, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0285144 V. 6-7, Printout Call #: NONE, Dates: 1853 - 1862.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35381934.

6 "Larned Chronoscope (Larned, KS)," 24 Feb 1899, page 3. Obituary of Wilson D. Allen.

7 1850 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXSY-891 Jno M Allen, Achor, OH.

8 1860 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCGR-YTX W. D. Allen Fairfield Township, Columbiana, OH.

9 1870 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX63-3RR Willson D. Allen Miami, IN.

10 1880 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF5N-MBJ Wilson D. Allen, St George KS.

11 Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census (Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925.), https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/878831:1088?tid=109652091&pid=270075156700&queryId=fa7455a3-6926-4695-bd86-436681f068ca&_phsrc=wCc8328&_phstart=successSource W. D. Allen 1885 Manhattan Riley Co. KS.

12 "The Manhattan Mercury (Manhattan, KS)," 22 Mar 1890, page 4.

13 "The Manhattan Mercury (Manhattan, KS)," 25 Jun 1891, page 4.

14 "Manhattan Nationalist (Manhattan, KS)," 30 Sep 1897, page 7.

15 "Larned Chronoscope (Larned, KS)," 24 Feb 1899, page 3.

16 "Manhattan Nationalist (Manhattan, KS)," 24 Feb 1899, page 3. Obituary of W. D. Allen.

17 "Manhattan Nationalist (Manhattan, KS)," 10 Mar 1899, page 6.

18 Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Note: Some very early records that appear in this church register were from Muddy Creek Lutheran Church in East Cocalico Township, before the congregation moved to New Holland.).

19 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34186939.

20 1850 United States Census, Ohio, Franklin County, Mifflin Township, Series: M432 Roll: 680 Page: 87.

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