Claude Leroy Allen was a son of Joseph Henry Allen & Olive Waterman Ames.
He was married on 15 Jun 1904 at Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts by Paul Sterling, Priest, to Lovisa Arvila Delamater.
They had 2 children:
. Claude Leroy Allen, Jr. (1906 - 1981)
+ sp: Eleanor Davy
. Beatrice Delamater Allen (1911 - 2005)
+ sp: Dr. Irvine Page
Claude married 2nd to Anna Tenney Comins.
Claude was a lawyer and State Senator.
He died on 21 Mar 1961 while on vacation at Curacao, Netherlands Antilles in the Carribean.
MAR 23 1961
Funeral arrangement still have not been completed for services for Claude L. Allen, 83, well known Melrose civic leader, prominent Boston attorney, outstanding leader among the Masonic fraternity and a former state senator, whose death while on a cruise to the West Indies, Tuesday, was noted briefly in yesterday's Daily item.
Mr. Allen was born Jan. 11, 1878, in South Thomaston, Me. He was graduated from Bosron English High School, and from Boston University Law School in 1900.
For 60 years he had been active in the practice of law in Boston, first as a member of the firm of Allen and Barnes, and later as a member of the firm Allen and Redding. He was a member of the Middlesex County and Massachusetts Bar Associations, and of the bar of the Supreme Court.
His home was at 24 Ellis Farm Lane, Melrose.
He served as Melrose alderman in 1905, as city solicitor from 1906 to 1912, and in the state senate from 1912 to 1913. For 15 years he was president of the Melrose National Bank and Trust Company, and was board chairman of the Melrose Trust Company and counsel for the Somerville National and Melrose Cooperative Banks.
Active in the Masonry since 1954, he became master of Wyoming Lodge, A.F. & A.M., Melrose, in 1917, and was Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts from 1935 to 1937.
In 1923 he became a member of all York and Scottish Rite bodies in Boston, and in 1936 received the honorary 33d degree member of the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.
He served as deputy of the Scottish Rite 33d degree for Massachusetts from 1948 to 1960. He was a trustee of the Order of DeMolay.
He leaves his wife, the former Anna T. Comins of Wakefield; a son, Claude L., Jr., headmaster of Hebron Academy, Hebron, Me.; and a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Page, wife of Dr. Irvine H. Page, famed Cleveland cardiologist.
CLAUDE L. ALLEN
JAN. 11, 1858 - MAR. 21, 1961
LOVISA A. ALLEN
MAR. 12, 1882 - SEPT. 5, 1951
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