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George Davids Allen
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1868
Draper
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 1937
Twin Falls
Twin Falls County
Idaho, USA


George married Louisa Adelaide Brower 9 August 1888, Richmond, Cache County, Utah. They were later divorced and she married Farley Penfold on 6 April 1929. Their children were: Lewis George; Linna Louise; Earl James; Horace Alvin; Arlen Brower; Claude Clifford; Howard Davids; Verl Samuel; William Ariah; Jack Brower and Robert Gail.

GEORGE DAVIDS ALLEN by Dorthy Allen Bourne

"George Davids Allen, the first child of Samuel Jackson and Caroline Davids Allen, was born October 20, 1868 in Draper, Utah. His brother James was born in Lewiston in 1873, which means that the family had moved to Lewiston while George was very small.

George grew up in Lewiston with the rest of his brothers and one sister. A baby boy, Samuel Jackson Jr. was born after George, but he died in infancy.

George married Louie Brower at Lewiston on Aug.9, 1888. Their first five children were born before they moved to Hawkins Basin, West of Arimo. Six other children were born there. Their family totaled eleven children...ten sons and one daughter.

They homesteaded at Hawkins Basin and helped pioneer the area along with many other homesteaders who came there to work the soil. I am sure they had many good times with their family and many other families there.

The old Basin School House was the center of community activity and the dances held there were for old & young. Accidents happened too, as they do in all families. Their oldest son Lewis lost the sight in one eye through a knife accident and another son was thrown from a horse and received a serious neck injury.

Around 1913 the family left Hawkins Basin and moved to Mountain Home and then to the area that is now known as the Anderson Ranch Reservoir on the South Fork of the Boise River. From there they went down to a farm near Grandview. It's sad that there isn't a journal somewhere to give us accurate information and the details of living & raising a family in that era that we would love to know.

Uncle Jack told me of that move from Anderson Ranch to Grandview. He said Grandma had taken Gail and gone to visit Aunt Linnie and while she was gone, Grandpa and the boys done the moving. Uncle Jack said it was like going from winter to summer because it was early in the spring and it was so much warmer down near Grandview.

There was much to be done on each new farm because it all had to be surveyed and irrigation ditches dug. I'm sure they all worked very hard. The water had to be pumped from the Snake River and this cost $10 an acre. In time the Allen family sold their land and moved to the Hagerman Valley where water was plentiful & much cheaper.

I don't know much of Grandpa's later years. He & Grandma were divorced in 1926 and he spent time visiting his children. He seemed happiest when he could sit around swapping stories with men of the families he was visiting. He had mining interests in the Fairfield area and so spent time there, also.

He died June 11, 1937 in the Twin Falls Hospital. I'm sure he was a hard working, industrious man who always had a dream to do better. I'm sorry we don't have more details of his life that could tell us more of his dreams and adventures."

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1870 U.S. Census [actual census page image]
Name: George Allen
Event Place: Utah, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 2
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1867-1868
Birthplace: Utah
Page Number: 4
Household ID: 26
Line Number: 13
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M593
GS Film number: 000553110
Digital Folder Number: 004267907
Image Number: 00436
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Samuel Allen M 31 New York
Caroline Allen F 21 Denmark
George Allen M 2 Utah

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1900 U.S. Census [actual census page image]
Name: George Alen
Event Place: Oxford, Marsh, Portneuf, Bannock, Idaho, United States
District: 140
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Number of Living Children:
Years Married: 12
Birth Date: Oct 1867
Birthplace: Utah
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1888
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Denmark
Mother of how many children:
Sheet Number and Letter: 17B
Household ID: 309
Line Number: 55
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T623
GS Film Number: 1240231
Digital Folder Number: 004113687
Image Number: 00383
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head George Alen M 33 Utah
Wife Louisa Alen F 29 Utah
Son Ian L. Alen M 11 Utah
Daughter Linna L Alen F 9 Utah
Son Earl J Alen M 7 Idaho
Son Horase A Alen M 4 Idaho
Son Arlan B. Alen M 3 Idaho
Son Claud C. Alen M 1 Idaho

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1910 U.S. Census
Name: George D Allen
Event Place: Robin, Bannock, Idaho, United States
District: 31
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1870
Birthplace: Utah
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Denmark
Sheet Number and Letter: 22A
Household ID: 292
Line Number:
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M1283
GS Film number: 1374234
Digital Folder Number: 004327536
Image Number: 01037
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head George D Allen M 40 Utah
Wife Louisa A Allen F 39 Utah
Son Louis Allen M 20 Utah
Daughter Lynn Allen F 19 Utah
Son Earl Allen M 17 Idaho
Son Horrace Allen M 15 Utah
Son Arlen Allen M 12 Utah
Son Claud Allen M 10 Idaho
Son Howard Allen M 8 Idaho
Son Verl Allen M 7 Idaho
Son Willie Allen M 4 Idaho
Son Jack Allen M 2 Idaho
Lodger Slyman Gee M 79 Ohio

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1920 U.S. Census
Name: George D Allen
Event Place: Hageman, Gooding, Idaho, United States
District: 172
Gender: Male
Age: 51
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Can Read:
Can Write:
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Own or Rent:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1869
Birthplace: Utah
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Denmark
Sheet Number and Letter: 8B
Household ID: 80
Line Number: 72
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625
GS Film number: 1820292
Digital Folder Number: 004300163
Image Number: 00093
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head George D Allen M 51 Utah
Wife Louisa Allen F 50 Utah
Son Howard Allen M 19 Idaho
Son Verl Allen M 16 Idaho
Son Willie Allen M 14 Idaho
Son Jack Allen M 11 Idaho
Son Gyle Allen M 9 Idaho
Uncle Saul Gee M 90 Ohio

George's genealogy page
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Jackson Allen (1839 - 1907)
  Caroline Marie Kochen Allen (1844 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Louie Adelaide Allen Brower Penfold (1871 - 1965)
 
 Children:
  Lewis George Allen (1889 - 1961)*
  Earl James Allen (1892 - 1962)*
  Horace Alvin Allen (1895 - 1957)*
  Arlen B Allen (1897 - 1971)*
  Claude Clifford Allen (1899 - 1980)*
  Verl S Allen (1903 - 1968)*
  William A Allen (1906 - 1973)*
  Jack Brower Allen (1908 - 1986)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Davids Allen (1868 - 1937)
  Samuel Jackson Allen (1871 - 1872)*
  James Henry Allen (1873 - 1960)*
  Conrad Sophus Allen (1874 - 1951)**
  William Arthur Allen (1876 - 1944)*
  John Julius Allen (1879 - 1962)*
  Francis Marion Allen (1883 - 1955)*
  Lewis Rial (Riley) Allen (1886 - 1947)*
  Caroline Amelia Allen Hyde (1889 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Hagerman Cemetery
Hagerman
Gooding County
Idaho, USA
 
Maintained by: Leslie Mikesell Wood
Originally Created by: Jan Gooding Cornett
Record added: Jul 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28060253
George Davids Allen
Added by: Leslie Mikesell Wood
 
George Davids Allen
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 Added: Sep. 18, 2008
 
 
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