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 Charles John Allen

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Charles John Allen

  • Birth 20 May 1851 At Sea
  • Death 19 Feb 1932 Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Allouez, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot Park C
  • Memorial ID 77111996

Charles John Allen was the oldest of six known children of Irish immigrants John and Kate Allen. According to his daughter Vera's 1927 death certificate, he was born at sea. The family originally arrived in New York and, not too long after Charles' birth, they moved to Haldimand County, Ontario and set up farming there. Around 1867, the Allens moved to Preble, Wisconsin with their six children.

By 1870, Charles was working as an apprentice in a machine shop in Green Bay and living with Sarah McMaster and her family in Fort Howard. The rest of the Allen family settled in Pittsfield, Wisconsin.

Charles married Sarah Armstrong, the daughter of John C. and Margaret Atkinson Armstrong, in Green Bay on 18 September 1878. He and Sarah then moved to Minneapolis where he took employment as a boilermaker for the C. M. & Saint Paul Railroad. By 1895, they were living in St. Paul and stayed there until 1909, when they followed the railroad to Murdo, South Dakota.

Charles and Sarah were back in Minneapolis by 1918, where he was a flagman for the Great Northern Railway. They lived together in Minneapolis until Sarah's death in 1926. Charles then moved in with his daughter, Vivian Davis, in Minneapolis and remained there until his death in 1932. His remains were taken to the Lakewood Cemetery crematorium, in Minneapolis, where they were processed and shipped to Green Bay, Wisconsin for burial in the Armstrong family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Daniel Allen
  • Added: 26 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77111996
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles John Allen (20 May 1851–19 Feb 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77111996, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Allouez, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Daniel Allen (contributor 47353628) .