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Dr Rufus Leonidas Allen
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1864
Retreat
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1931
Waynesville
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA

Rufus Leonidas Allen was born on the old Edmonston estate in Haywood County on July 12, 1864.

His Father, George David Simpson Allen was a prominant physician who settled at Pigeon River (now Canton) in 1858 coming from Iredell County.

His Grandfather, Reeves Allen, was a native of Wake County, and his Great Grandfather, George Allen, born in 1743, served under General Nathaniel Green during the Revolunationary War.

His Mother was Nancy Adeline Edmonston, daughter of Ninian Edmonston a noted surveyor who with Col. Ephraim McDowell established the boundary lines between Buncombe and Haywood Counties, and also the dividing lines between Haywood and Jackson Counties.

Dr. Allen was educated at Waynesville Academy, Vanderbilt University of Tennessee, and University of Maryland from which he was graduated as an MD in the class of 1885, since which time he had been in active practice at Waynesville. Dr. Allen is president of the Haywood Medical Society, member of the American Medical Association, North Carolina Medical Society, and Tri-State Medical Society. He served three terms as Alderman between the years of 1895 and 1901, and as County Coronor 1886-1890 and 1904-1906.

He was the County Physician and Chairman of the Sanitary Board, and was a member of the Haywood County Sanitary Board. He was married April 26th, 1893 to Marion Wilton of Washington, D. C., daughter of Charles Wilton of that City.

~Buried in section two. 
 
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 Parents:
  George David Simpson Allen (1832 - 1890)
  Nancy Adeline Edmonston Allen (1839 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Marion Alma Wilton Allen (1865 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Hill Cemetery
Waynesville
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Mattie Jane
Record added: Jul 22, 2009
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