Richard Hinckley Allen

Richard Hinckley Allen

Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 14 Jan 1908 (aged 69)
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 95163049 · View Source
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He died at Northampton, Massachusetts where he had gone to attend the funeral of his sister, Mary Isabel Allen.

He was a gifted polymath and amateur naturalist; his wide range of interests caused his friends to nickname him "the walking encyclopedia."

His youthful ambition to pursue astronomy was thwarted by poor eyesight, and he became a successful businessman instead. He continued in scientific pursuits as a hobby for the rest of his life.

Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning is a book by Richard Hinckley Allen, published in 1899.


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  • Created by: Member#47194125
  • Added: 11 Aug 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 95163049
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Hinckley Allen (4 Aug 1838–14 Jan 1908), Find a Grave Memorial no. 95163049, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Member#47194125 (contributor 47194125) .