|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1873|
Robert H. Allerton was a capitalist and philanthropist based in Chicago, Illinois who also had homes in Piatt County, Illinois (which he donated to the University of Illinois and which is known as Robert Allerton Park) and the island of Kauai, Hawaii (now known as Allerton Gardens, part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden). The main building of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he served as the honorary president and trustee, was renamed the Allerton Building after him in his honor in 1968. He died at age 91 in a hospital on Kauai, Hawaii. His ashes were scattered on Kawai Bay near his house on Kauai. He never married and had no children. In 1951 he legally adopted as his son his longtime companion John Wyatt Gregg (1899-1986; Findagrave memorial #126265597). See online information about him on Wikipedia and other sources and a published biography "Robert Allerton: Private Man, Public Gifts" by Maureen Holtz.
Bio by Ronald Decker.
Samuel Waters Allerton (1828 - 1914)
Pamilla Thompson Allerton (1840 - 1880)
John Gregg (1899 - 1986)*
Kate Allerton Johnstone (1863 - 1937)*
Robert Henry Allerton (1873 - 1964)
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered on Kawai Bay, Kauai, Hawaii.
Maintained by: R Lerch
Originally Created by: Ronald Decker
Record added: Mar 12, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126262485