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Henry Clay Allen
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1848
Lake Mills
Jefferson County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Dec., 1896
Pierce County
Washington, USA

Served as a private in Co. A, 16th Wisconsin Infantry
A Civil War Veteran.
An article detailed Allen's life as a 17-year-old-runaway joiner of Wisconsin's Infantry for the Civil War, of his migration to the Buckley area of Washington following the war, and of his work in the area.

Allen was a land surveyor, a timber cruiser, and trapper who had a trap line in the Silver Creek region. He was a widower and father to three daughters, all who resided in Buckley.

The newspaper article detailed his death. In the winter months of 1898 Allen had gone to tend to his trap line and did not return. A search party was sent out to find him when he did not return from his trip. They located him deceased sitting up against a tree there along the confluence of Silver Creek and the White River.

The search party surmised that Allen had probably succumbed to his death from a heart attack. The search party members built a fire and thawed out his body - frozen in a sitting-up position from the winter snows - (they could not bury him until they could straighten his body out). They buried him at that site with the intent of returning after the spring melt and recovering him back to his family in Buckley.

Allen's daughters met and decided their father was happiest in the mountains and near his trap line. They made a wonderful decision and did not have him returned down below to the flatlands. They ordered up a US Veterans head stone from back east and had it shipped out. They had the gravesite prepared and the headstone placed a couple years later.
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  Jennie Kate Allen Conway (1875 - 1953)*
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Henry Allen Gravesite
Pierce County
Washington, USA
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