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 Allen Allensworth

Allen Allensworth

Birth
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 14 Sep 1914 (aged 72)
Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 21364 · View Source
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United States Army Officer. Born a slave in Louisville, Kentucky, he joined the United States Navy as a Seaman, then served as the Chaplain to the all Black 24th Infantry regiment. He rose Lieutenant Colonel, and was the highest ranking black officer in the United States Army at that time. In 1908 after he retired from the army, he founded the all-black township of Allensworth in Tulare County, California. The town focused upon black self reliance and self respect. Allensworth is a registered historical landmark.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21364
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Allen Allensworth (7 Apr 1842–14 Sep 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21364, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .