|Birth: ||May 6, 1855|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 1927|
Funeral records show his father as Jacob Allen who was born in Kentucky, but his parents were actually Richard Nunn Allen and Jannett Margaret Campbell.
Eben N. Allen, M.D.
In the subject of this review we have one who has attained distinction in the line of his profession, who has been an earnest and discriminating student and who holds a position of due relative precedence among the medical practitioners of South McAlester. He was born in Farmdale, Franklin County, Kentucky, on the 6th of May, 1855, his parents being Richard N. and Jeannette (Campbell) Allen, the former a native of Baltimore, and the latter of Perrysburg, New York. Both parents, however, have been called to the home beyond. In his youth Eben N. Allen had the privilege of attending the Kentucky Military Institute, and the knowledge there acquired well fitted him for life's practical duties. On putting aside his textbooks he returned to the home farm, where he remained from 1872 until 1875, when he removed to Bates county, Missouri. There he studied telegraphy and having mastered the profession and acting as operator for a few months, he abandoned it and returned to rural life. being one of the farmers of that community until 1878. He then began reading medicine under the direction of Dr. W. H. Allen. his brother, who was then residing at Rich Hill, Missouri. He attended lectures at the Louisville Medical College in 1878, and on the 2d of March, 1880, was graduated from the Kansas City Medical College. Thus equipped for the practice of his chosen profession. Dr. Allen located in Austin, Cass county, Missouri, where he opened an office and carried on business until March, 1882. That year witnessed his arrival in Coolidge. Kansas, and in 1885 he came to South McAlester, where for the past fifteen years he has been in active practice. His patronage constantly growing. as he has demonstrated his skill and ability in meeting the intricate problems which come to the physician in his work of restoring health and prolonging life. He has spared no efforts that would perfect him in his chosen work and in 1895 he pursued a post-graduate course in the New York Polyclinic. On the l0th of June, 1884. Dr. Allen was united in marriage to Miss Myra Sidney Austin, a daughter of Colonel W. L. Austin. of Kansas City. They now have three children: Theresa, who was born August 13, 1885; Barbara, born February 3, 18 87; and Warren Potter, September 18, 1891. The family have a wide acquaintance. In South McAlester and the circle of their friends is extensive. The Doctor is a member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to. the blue lodge, South McAlester Commandery and India Temple of the Mystic Shrine, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory. In his political faith he is a Democrat and in his religious views he is a Presbyterian. He takes an active interest in all that pertains to the welfare, progress and up building of the community with which he is identified and withholds his support from no measure intended for the public good. Professionally he is connected with the Indian Territory and the American Medical Associations, and belongs to the International Association of Railway Surgeons and the Pan-American Medical Congress. He is the chief surgeon for the Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf Railroad Company, having held this position since 1889, and is the local surgeon for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad. A physician of great fraternal, delicacy, no man ever observed more closely the ethics of the professional code or shown more courtesy to his fellow practitioners than does Dr. Allen.
Myra Austin Allen (1856 - 1910)
Theresa Allen Struble (1885 - 1973)*
Warren Potter Allen (1891 - 1926)*
Oak Hill Memorial Park
Plot: Masonic, Sec. 1
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Mar 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13681427