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Ivan Earnest Allen, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1876
Death: Oct. 16, 1968
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Founder of the office supply firm later known as the Ivan Allen Company. He was the only child of Susan and Earnest Allen. His name at birth was Isaac Anderson Allen, but his mother changed his name after his father, a confederate veteran, died when Ivan was a young boy.

He started out selling typewriters as a teenager, and eventually set up shop with a partner, James Fielder.

As his business grew, he also participated in many civic activities and charitable organizations such as Rotary, Boy Scouts, Elks, Mason, and his church. He donated the land that became Fort Mountain State Park. He also served one term in the Georgia senate, served on the board of the Georgia Democratic Party.

He married Irene Beaumont, who was just 17 at the time, in 1907. They had one son, Ivan Allen, Jr. 
 
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  Ivan Earnest Allen (1911 - 2003)*
 
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Burial:
Westview Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: L Ferree
Record added: Oct 05, 2011
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Ivan Earnest Allen, Sr
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