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Archilles Pinkney "Pink" Allen
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1828
Lee County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1898
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

Husband of Elizabeth Allen. Smaller marker near the large one: CCF 35th MO FN MIL

Archilles Pinkney & Elizabeth (Fitzgerald) Allen came to Washington Co. NE from Edgar Co. IL in the spring of 1855. He soon became a prominent citizen and early promoter of the new town of Fort Calhoun. He opened the first grocery and general store where he kept groceries and also a good stock of "Wet Goods" (liquors)." By some reports he built the first house on the town site. He and Colonel Stevens picked the site of Fort Calhoun Cemetery. A.P. also claimed to have hauled the first coffin to the cemetery, that of George Nevell. Before the laying out of cemetery, Pink (as he was known) said there had been two deaths in the township, a Mr. Tew and Mr. Coon, a victim of a claim jumping incident on Moore's Creek.

During the time of the Civil War, Pink and his family moved to Nodaway County, Missouri where two of his brothers and a sister were living. There he mustered into the Union forces in 1864. He served as a private in Companies F and C of the 35th Missouri Militia and was a member of the GAR. He returned to Fort Calhoun by 1870. By 1880 Pink and his family were living in Omaha and running a boarding house at 14th and Chicago. Elizabeth died that year and Pink lived until 1898. Pink and Elizabeth were the parents of four daughters who lived to adulthood, Clara Belle, Lucy "Nettie", Martha Victoria, and Jenny Maud. All of the girls eventually left Nebraska for Washington in the early 1900's. They are buried in Tacoma, Washington.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Allen (1784 - 1834)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth A. Fitzgerald Allen (1838 - 1880)*
 
 Children:
  Clara Belle Allen (1857 - 1945)*
  Lucy J Allen Young Tite (1864 - 1917)*
  Victoria Martha Allen Smith (1865 - 1948)*
  Jennie Maud Allen Burch (1868 - 1918)*
  Minnie Allen (1869 - 1869)*
  Walter Allen (1869 - 1871)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alexander Allen*
  John Mills Allen (1810 - 1895)*
  Guly M Allen Basford (1811 - 1903)*
  Charles W. Allen (1815 - 1852)*
  Robert Allen (1824 - 1900)*
  Margaret Allen (1828 - 1836)*
  Archilles Pinkney Allen (1828 - 1898)
  Clinton Allen (1830 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Calhoun Cemetery
Fort Calhoun
Washington County
Nebraska, USA
 
Maintained by: Flaghead
Originally Created by: Ruth Moss
Record added: Mar 15, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8511493
Archilles Pinkney Pink Allen
Added by: Merri Allen Vinton
 
Archilles Pinkney Pink Allen
Added by: Ruth Moss
 
Archilles Pinkney Pink Allen
Added by: Ruth Moss
 
 
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Your legacy lives on. Rest in peace dear uncle.
- Merri Allen Vinton
 Added: Oct. 6, 2012
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: Jan. 10, 2008

- Serenity
 Added: Jul. 26, 2004
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