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William Harry Allen
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1884
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1935
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Mr. Allen was the owner and operator of W. H. Allen Bookseller with his wife Anna in the city of Philadelphia. After graduating from Columbia University in 1908 he worked for Oxford University Press, American Branch and F. C. Stechert, importer. In 1918 he established his own second-hand book business which he conducted chiefly by mail with college libraries and faculties and students in the humanities. He was a member of THE CLIQUE and the ABA (Int.) and was known to his friends in the trade as a painstaking, honest bookseller rather than a man of business. After his death of leukemia his wife continued the business and then their son George took over. Although no longer in the family, the business still operates to this day. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henry Allen (1844 - 1928)
  Sophia Clayenna Mclaughlin Allen (1845 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Detweiler Allen (1891 - 1979)
 
 Children:
  Eleanor Detweiler Allen (1915 - 1998)*
  Charles Detweiler Allen (1916 - 1985)*
  Ernest Griffin Allen (1919 - 1989)*
  George Rankin Allen (1919 - 1998)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nellie E. Allen May (1863 - 1940)*
  George Rankin Allen (1868 - 1945)*
  Sophia Street Allen (1871 - 1872)*
  John Ellard Allen (1874 - 1874)*
  Bessie Clayenna Allen Kraeger (1875 - 1966)*
  William E Allen (1877 - 1877)*
  William Harry Allen (1884 - 1935)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Kutztown
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Big Ern
Record added: Jan 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12843162
William Harry Allen
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William Harry Allen
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William Harry Allen
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- Rest In Peace. ~ Ren ~
 Added: Jan. 2, 2006
 
 
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