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Charles John Allen
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Birth: May 20, 1851, At Sea
Death: Feb. 19, 1932
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Charles John Allen was the oldest of six known children of Irish immigrants John and Kate Allen. According to his daughter Vera's 1827 deat certificate, he was born at sea. The family originally arrived in New York and, not too long after Charles' birth, they moved to Haldimand County, Ontario and set up farming there. Around 1867, the Allens moved to Preble, Wisconsin with their six children.

By 1870, Charles was working as an apprentice in a machine shop in Green Bay and living with Sarah McMaster and her family in Fort Howard. The rest of the Allen family settled in Pittsfield, Wisconsin.

Charles married Sarah Armstrong, the daughter of John C. and Margaret Atkinson Armstrong, in Green Bay on 18 September 1878. He and Sarah then moved to Minneapolis where he took employment as a boilermaker for the C. M. & Saint Paul Railroad. By 1895, they were living in St. Paul and stayed there until 1909, when they followed the railroad to Murdo, South Dakota.

Charles and Sarah were back in Minneapolis by 1918, where he was a flagman for the Great Northern Railway. They lived together in Minneapolis until Sarah's death in 1926. Charles then moved in with his daughter, Vivian Davis, in Minneapolis and remained there until his death in 1932. His remains were taken to the Lakewood Cemetery crematorium, in Minneapolis, where they were processed and shipped to Green Bay, Wisconsin for burial in the Armstrong family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Family links: 
  John Allen (1820 - 1905)
  Catherine Allen (1821 - 1914)
  Sarah Armstrong Allen (1855 - 1926)
  Vivian Allen Davis (1879 - 1960)*
  Vera I. Allen (1883 - 1927)*
  William Charles Allen (1885 - 1916)*
  Roy James Allen (1886 - 1949)*
  Ethel Eola Allen (1889 - 1891)*
  Charles John Allen (1851 - 1932)
  Katherine Allen McDowell (1854 - 1924)*
  Anthony Allen (1857 - 1941)*
  Elizabeth Allen (1860 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery
Brown County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Park C
Created by: Daniel Allen
Record added: Sep 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77111996
Charles John Allen
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Charles John Allen
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Charles John Allen
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