Havensville Review February 9, 1928 L. D. Allen Liphe D. Allen was born on a farm in Pottawatomie County August 3, 1871. He was a son of John U. Allen a native of Boston and descended from a New England family, kinfolks of Ethen Allen who commanded the Green Mountain boys in the American Revolution. His mother, Mrs. Martha J. Rollins Allen was a member of a very old American family of English descent.
Mr. Allen was reared to young manhood on the Kansas farm and educated in the Havensville, Kansas public schools. When he was twenty years of age he clerked in a hardware store for one year. His banking career was then begun when he entered the Havensville bank as clerk and rose to the position of assistant cashier. In 1897 he removed to Goff, Kansas and became Cashier of the State Bank of Goff. He later organized The First National Bank of Goff, and was Cashier of that institution until 1906 . Disposing of his banking interests of Goff he removed to Seneca where he became associated with J. E. Stillwell in conducting a loan and abstract business. In 1912 he and Mr. Stillwell purchased the holdings of the late J. H. Cohen in the First National Bank of Seneca and the Seneca State Saving Bank later merged into the Seneca First State Saving Bank. Mr. Allen was married in 1895 to Miss Rosina Goodrich. To them were born five children, Paul J., Mary, Ulmer, Charles L. D., and John Henry Allen .