|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1846|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1931|
FROM AUG.18,1863-FEB.18,1866 CO.H 7th INDIANA CAVALRY. CIVIL WAR
Born on September 3, 1846 in Toledo, Ohio, George Augustus Allen joined the Union cavalry at age 16 and served with the 7th Indiana Cavalry during the Civil War. He also served under General Custer during the Rio Grande campaign and was mustered out of service in 1866.
After leaving the army, he entered La Grange Normal School in Indiana, and upon graduation, taught school for two years. He married Alice Fuller of Brushy Prairie, Indiana on December 2, 1871.
In 1873 the Allens moved to Nebraska and homesteaded near Clay Center in Clay County, where over the years George served as chairman of the Republican State Committee, clerk of the district court and as postmaster.
All twelve of their children were born at Clay Center. The Allen children included: Theodore M., born April 29, 1874; Frank, born February 26, 1876; Margaret, born October 18, 1878; Ozoro, born June 20, 1880; Susie L., born March 2, 1882; Thomas E., born December 3, 1883; Alida L., born November 4, 1885; Martha A., born January 2, 1887; Ephream D., born October 17, 1889; Florence A., born June 27, 1893; Mina G., born June 11, 1895; and George A. Allen, Jr., born August 30, 1897.
In November of 1917, George and the majority of his family moved to the Coachella Valley in southern California where he became one of the early pioneers of the date industry.
George was an ardent Mason, having been a member of the Clay Center Lodge #39, A.F. & A.M., a member of the Scottish Rite Masons and Knights Templar of Hastings, Nebraska, and a member of the Coachella Valley Masonic lodge.
George A. Allen died at his home in Coachella Valley, California on March 31, 1931. Alice Fuller Allen died on December 16, 1938.
Bio credit: http://nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/research/manuscripts
Thomas Collins Allen (1809 - 1854)
Alice Fuller Allen (1854 - 1938)
Frank Allen (1876 - 1941)*
Margaret Allen (1878 - 1968)*
George Allen (1897 - 1932)*
George Augustus Allen (1846 - 1931)
Thomas Jacob Allen (1850 - 1933)*
William H Allen (1878 - 1923)*
Coachella Valley Public Cemetery
Created by: Barbara LeClaire
Record added: Nov 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22654430