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Edward Charles Allen
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1849
Kennebec County
Maine, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1891
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

son of James M. Allen / Julia Morrill


Edward Charles Allen was born in Readfield (later names Manchester), Me., on June 12, 1849, son of James Madison and Julia (Morrill) Allen.

Augusta, Maine became one of the leading publishing centers of the country, and the name of E. C. Allen, is now familiar in every part of the United States and Canada; while his publications went to regular subscribers in every country of the world, where English-speaking people were to be found. His boyhood was spent on the farm. He began his business career at the age of sixteen, as an advertiser of books and novelties. In 1868 he went to Augusta. His first venture was 'The People s Literary Companion', a large eight-page monthly sheet, which was first issued in 1869. In this paper he made his debut not only as a publisher, but as a writer of fiction.

He had been the wealthiest man of Augusta. He was a directer in the Kennebec Steamboat Co., a director in the Augusta National Bank, president and director of the Augusta Loan & Building Association from its organization in 1887, a director in the Cushnoc Fiber Co., and for 3yrs. president of the Augusta Board of Trade. He was a delegate to the democratic national convention at St. Louis in 1888.

On his 24th trip across the Atlantic, returning from Europe where he had been to escort his mother and sister, he contracted a cold on the steamer before arriving in New York; it increased in severity and on arrival in Boston developed into pneumonia, and without sufficient time to notify his family or friends, terminated fatally. He died at the Parker House, Boston, Mass., July 28, 1891.

[source: "Illustrated history of Kennebec Co., ME", Kingsbury & Deyo, 1892, pages 451-454]

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  Julia Morrill Allen (1812 - 1897)
Forest Grove Cemetery
Kennebec County
Maine, USA
Plot: 203-205
Maintained by: Sally - Midcoast Maine
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Record added: Jan 25, 2013
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