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Richard Hinckley Allen
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1838
Buffalo
Erie County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1908
Northampton
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA

He died at Northampton, Massachusetts where he had gone to attend the funeral of his sister, Mary Isabel Allen.

He was a gifted polymath and amateur naturalist; his wide range of interests caused his friends to nickname him "the walking encyclopedia."

His youthful ambition to pursue astronomy was thwarted by poor eyesight, and he became a successful businessman instead. He continued in scientific pursuits as a hobby for the rest of his life.

Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning is a book by Richard Hinckley Allen, published in 1899.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard L Allen (1803 - 1869)
  Sally Outram Lyman Allen (1812 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Campbell Wallace Allen (1841 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Hinckley Allen (1838 - 1908)
  Mary Isabel Allen (1840 - 1908)*
  Huntington Lyman Allen (1843 - 1844)*
  Arthur Huntington Allen (1852 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: dran
Record added: Aug 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95163049
Richard Hinckley Allen
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