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Silas Allen
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1877
Hamilton County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1905
Manila, Philippines

Silas Allen son of William Andy Allen and Susan C. Hanlon Allen.

Note: Mother, Susan c. Hanlon and William Andy Allen married 22 Aug 1874. Susan died 1882.
If you have any info on Susan please email me.

3 children born to this union:

Dr. Marshall Allen 18 June 1876 IL-22 May 1933 Walnut Ridge AR - 1st Ltd Medical Corps AR

Silas Allen born 04 Aug 1877 and died 21 Sep 1905 Manila Phillippines during the Spanish American War. Silas went to the Islands in 1899 with Company D. 30th Regt., Newspaper account sent to W. A. Allen by Dr. C.W. Johnson, from Manila, Phillippine Island.
Legacy of Kin, Hamilton County, Illinois page 86, Volume 1, by harold G. Felty

Mrs. Lula Dial of Dale 1880-1925.

Note: Stepmother
2nd William Andy Allen married Rhonda J. Crouse, 27 Dec 1882. Rhonda died 1916, 12 children:

Private Silas Allen was born on August 4, 1877 to the family of William Andy and Rhoda Jane Crouse Allen in the state of Illinois. He grew up in Illinois and at the beginning of the Spanish American War decided to enlist in the Army. After traveling to Fort Sheridan, Illinois he enlisted in the 30th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The regiment was under orders for immediate deployment to the Philippine Islands.


On September 23rd the regiment boarded the U.S. Army Transport "Sheridan" and sailed out of San Francisco Harbor, past Angel Island, bound for Hawaii and the port of Manila, Philippine Islands. After reaching the entrance to Manila Bay they were escorted past the fortress island of Corregidor and dropped anchor across from the Old Spanish fortress of Intramuros. The regiment then off loaded the U.S.A.T. Sheridan and were towed ashore by native cascoes.


During this time Company "D", commanded by Captain Kenneth M. Burr, returned from Atimonan to Tayabas on February 4, 1900. On February 24th, Captain Burr departed on a combat patrol and scout east of Tayabas. During this patrol they engaged the enemy and killed four insurgents, while capturing 13 guns, 2 revolvers and 3,000 rounds of ammunition. During this engagement Private Brandt of Company "D" was missing in action.

On March 9th, Captain Burr with 40 men from Company "D" boarded a sailing vessel to Laguimanoc. After their arrival the remainder of the company followed. On March 12th the company conducted scout patrols to Atimonan and barrios in the local area. On June 12th, Captain Burr and a detail from Company "D" boarded the U.S.S. Villallobos and landed in the surf at Unisan where they captured guns and ammunition.

On June 17th, Sergeant Miller and 13 men from Company "D" went in two boats to Calutan, where they captured 6 Tulisanes who had murdered and robbed the family of Major Maximo, an insurgent officer. The party was guided to the place the victims were buried. Four of these bandits were later convicted and hung at Tayabas.

July 17, a detachment of 19 men was sent to station the town of Unisan. On December 23, Captain Burr and 25 men went by steamer to Pitogo and garrisoned the town. Throughout this time the men of Company "D" were credited with 14 engagements with the enemy.

The regiment, on leaving their garrison at Lucena, on February 3, 1901, was given a grand "despedida" (farewell celebration), with warm words of appreciation for the find work of the regiment in giving protection to the people and for the fine conduct of its men in their relations with the civil population. All the people of the province joined in their best wishes for the future of the men they had come to trust and like. A testimonial was signed by 326 men of the community, and presented to Colonel Gardner, it is stated that the "perfect peace" enjoyed in the province is due to the fine work of the regiment.

Unfortunately, only a year later the peaceful province was torn apart by guerrilla war and a new campaign was started by General Bell to stamp it out. It wasn't until the well-to-do class was made to feel the pinch that support waned for the guerrillas and peace was again restored.


Six months prior to February 1901, Private Allen requested a Philippine Island discharge from Captain Burr. He was given a service rating of "Excellent", which enabled him to apply for a job in the Quartermaster Department. With his skills he was hired as a Clerk, one of the highest paid positions in the Department.

S. Allen *civilian clerk 21 Sep 1905


He worked in that capacity until September 21, 1905 when he died from unknown causes. He was buried at the Manila North Cemetery, "Cementerio del Norte" in Section 453, Grave No. 1616. The Manila North Cemetery was one of the premier cemeteries in Manila at the time. His body was later moved to the Clark Air Base Cemetery and reburied in Section A, Plot 2J, Grave 11K where he rests today.
Family links: 
  William Andrew Allen (1852 - 1922)
  Silas Allen (1877 - 1905)
  Luella Allen Dial (1880 - 1925)*
  Loma Allen (1888 - 1890)*
  Ersie Mae Allen Irvin (1892 - 1933)*
  Bessie Allen (1896 - 1917)*
  Mathel Allen (1908 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Clark Cemetery
Pampanga Province
Central Luzon, Philippines
Plot: section A, plot 2J, grave 11K
Created by: Jenevia Clark-Lowery
Record added: Jul 30, 2012
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