Hugh Meriwether Allen

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Hugh Meriwether Allen Veteran

Birth
California, USA
Death
28 Sep 1978 (aged 68)
Kern County, California, USA
Burial
Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Garden of Memory, 41-9
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Private services will be held Monday morning for Hugh Meriwether Allen, 68, who died Sept. 28 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Rev. John Ellison, Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Sidney Allen, he was born in Bakersfield, where his father for many years was general manager of the Kern County Land Co.
Allen attended Bakersfield schools, then Oregon State College and later the University of Washington, where he was graduated as a mechanical engineer with a degree of bachelor of science in 1933.
During World War II he served with the U. S. Navy, attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was with the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, D. C. He was discharged in 1946 as a lieutenant.
On returning to Bakersfield, he became a petroleum engineer with Easton & Sacre in Kern County, and then a surveyor for several years with the Kern County Surveyor's Office. He retired from the county in 1971.
Allen was elected a lifetime member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church; the Kern County Gun Club; American Legion Post 26; Maricopa Lodge F&AM; Royal Arch Mason (Taft Chapter 128); Knights Templar (Taft Commandery 65); Kern Chapter California Society of Professional Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Holt McCracken Allen; two sons, James T., Bakersfield, and Sidney H., Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Dorothy Allen McGrady, Prescott, Ariz.
Funeral arrangements are under direction of Doughty-Calhoun O'Meara.
Published in The Bakersfield Californian, 9/30/1978
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Newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Meriwether Allen are now at home at 2830 Beech St. Their marriage was solemnized June 18, 1954 in the vestry at Stanford University memorial chapel. The bride was Miss Margaret Holt McCracken before her marriage. She is the daughter of Mrs. James Tinnin McCracken and the late Dr. J.T. McCracken of Durham, N.C. The bride and her family moved to California last December. Mrs. McCracken made her home in Menlo Park, and the bride and her sister, Miss Marian McCracken, lived in San Francisco. The North Carolina miss repeated her vows in a semi-formal pink and white Irish linen dress. White accessories and a corsage of bouvardia and orchids complemented her bridal costume. Maid of honor was Miss Marian McCracken whose ensemble consisted of a champagne-colored silk shantung suit and white accessories. Her flowers were brown and yellow orchids. Wesley Davis of San Mateo was Mr. Allen's best man.
The bride was educated in Durham public schools and attended Duke University. Mr. Allen is associated with Easton & Sacre, consulting petroleum engineers. He holds a B.S. degree in Engineering from University of Washington in Seattle. He is the son of Hugh Allen, formerly of Bakersfield and now of Prescott, Ariz.
Published in The Bakersfield Californian, June 22, 1954
Private services will be held Monday morning for Hugh Meriwether Allen, 68, who died Sept. 28 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Rev. John Ellison, Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Sidney Allen, he was born in Bakersfield, where his father for many years was general manager of the Kern County Land Co.
Allen attended Bakersfield schools, then Oregon State College and later the University of Washington, where he was graduated as a mechanical engineer with a degree of bachelor of science in 1933.
During World War II he served with the U. S. Navy, attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was with the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, D. C. He was discharged in 1946 as a lieutenant.
On returning to Bakersfield, he became a petroleum engineer with Easton & Sacre in Kern County, and then a surveyor for several years with the Kern County Surveyor's Office. He retired from the county in 1971.
Allen was elected a lifetime member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church; the Kern County Gun Club; American Legion Post 26; Maricopa Lodge F&AM; Royal Arch Mason (Taft Chapter 128); Knights Templar (Taft Commandery 65); Kern Chapter California Society of Professional Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Holt McCracken Allen; two sons, James T., Bakersfield, and Sidney H., Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Dorothy Allen McGrady, Prescott, Ariz.
Funeral arrangements are under direction of Doughty-Calhoun O'Meara.
Published in The Bakersfield Californian, 9/30/1978
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Newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Meriwether Allen are now at home at 2830 Beech St. Their marriage was solemnized June 18, 1954 in the vestry at Stanford University memorial chapel. The bride was Miss Margaret Holt McCracken before her marriage. She is the daughter of Mrs. James Tinnin McCracken and the late Dr. J.T. McCracken of Durham, N.C. The bride and her family moved to California last December. Mrs. McCracken made her home in Menlo Park, and the bride and her sister, Miss Marian McCracken, lived in San Francisco. The North Carolina miss repeated her vows in a semi-formal pink and white Irish linen dress. White accessories and a corsage of bouvardia and orchids complemented her bridal costume. Maid of honor was Miss Marian McCracken whose ensemble consisted of a champagne-colored silk shantung suit and white accessories. Her flowers were brown and yellow orchids. Wesley Davis of San Mateo was Mr. Allen's best man.
The bride was educated in Durham public schools and attended Duke University. Mr. Allen is associated with Easton & Sacre, consulting petroleum engineers. He holds a B.S. degree in Engineering from University of Washington in Seattle. He is the son of Hugh Allen, formerly of Bakersfield and now of Prescott, Ariz.
Published in The Bakersfield Californian, June 22, 1954