Hugh Sidney Allen

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Hugh Sidney Allen

Birth
Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Death
24 Jan 1961 (aged 76)
Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Burial
Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA Add to Map
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Hugh Sidney Allen, general manager of the Kern County Land Co. for many years until his retirement in 1948, died this morning in Prescott, Ariz. He would have been 77 on Feb. 19.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Widmer Mortuary Chapel, and interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott. {Yavapai County, AZ.}
Mr. Allen had resided, since his retirement, in Prescott where he went for his health.
Mr. Allen, who served the land company for 37 years, guided it through the critical depression years of the 1930s. He was general manager from August 1933 to June 1, 1948. He was also a vice president and director of KCL at the time of his retirement.
Born in Kenton County, Ky., on Feb. 19, 1884, Mr. Allen was married to the former Miss Douglas Macmurdo on June 5, 1909.
He attended Kern County High School and was graduated from the University of California College of Mines in 1907. After a brief association with a gold mining company, he came to Kern County in 1910 and joined the land company the following year.
In 1914 Mr. Allen became superintendent of canals, he was elevated to assistant manager in February 1925, and took complete chare of the corporation in August, 1933.
Mr. Allen's first wife, Douglas, predeceased him in December 1946. He was married again, to the former Mrs. Johnnie Simoni on June 22, 1949. She survives him.
Other survivors include a son, Hugh M. Allen, Bakersfield; daughter, Mrs. H. Dupree (Dorothy) McGrady, Denver, Colo.; and a sister, Mrs. Louise Renfro of Bakersfield.
Mr. Allen, whose Bakersfield address was 2307 Cedar St., belonged to the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, American Society of Civil Engineers, Commonwealth Club of California, California Historical Society, Society of American Archaeology, and Kern County Historical Society.
Mr. Allen was a collector of rare books and antique firearms. His library contained a large collection of 16th and 17th century Bibles, a 17th century English dictionary, and an assortment of 17th and 18th century literary and scientific works, as well as much California and first editions.
Published in The Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, January 24, 1961, p. 1, c8 & p. 20, c8
Hugh Sidney Allen, general manager of the Kern County Land Co. for many years until his retirement in 1948, died this morning in Prescott, Ariz. He would have been 77 on Feb. 19.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Widmer Mortuary Chapel, and interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott. {Yavapai County, AZ.}
Mr. Allen had resided, since his retirement, in Prescott where he went for his health.
Mr. Allen, who served the land company for 37 years, guided it through the critical depression years of the 1930s. He was general manager from August 1933 to June 1, 1948. He was also a vice president and director of KCL at the time of his retirement.
Born in Kenton County, Ky., on Feb. 19, 1884, Mr. Allen was married to the former Miss Douglas Macmurdo on June 5, 1909.
He attended Kern County High School and was graduated from the University of California College of Mines in 1907. After a brief association with a gold mining company, he came to Kern County in 1910 and joined the land company the following year.
In 1914 Mr. Allen became superintendent of canals, he was elevated to assistant manager in February 1925, and took complete chare of the corporation in August, 1933.
Mr. Allen's first wife, Douglas, predeceased him in December 1946. He was married again, to the former Mrs. Johnnie Simoni on June 22, 1949. She survives him.
Other survivors include a son, Hugh M. Allen, Bakersfield; daughter, Mrs. H. Dupree (Dorothy) McGrady, Denver, Colo.; and a sister, Mrs. Louise Renfro of Bakersfield.
Mr. Allen, whose Bakersfield address was 2307 Cedar St., belonged to the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, American Society of Civil Engineers, Commonwealth Club of California, California Historical Society, Society of American Archaeology, and Kern County Historical Society.
Mr. Allen was a collector of rare books and antique firearms. His library contained a large collection of 16th and 17th century Bibles, a 17th century English dictionary, and an assortment of 17th and 18th century literary and scientific works, as well as much California and first editions.
Published in The Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, January 24, 1961, p. 1, c8 & p. 20, c8