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William Charles ALLEN

Male 1866 - 1948  (82 years)


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  • Name William Charles ALLEN 
    Born 11 Apr 1866  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    History Biography - Allen, William C. (page 319), a retired farmer living in Plainview, was born in this township, April 11, 1867, son of Alfred R. and Elizabeth (Bignell) Allen. He was trained to agriculture on his parents' farm, and on January 2, 1888, he was married to Minnie, daughter of Napoleon and Fianna Hessig, of Whitewater, Winona County, Minnesota. Previous to his marriage he had worked for his father, but he now started in for himself, for two years living on the John Beiter farm. Then he abandoned agriculture for awhile, and going to St. Paul, was employed successively by the North St. Paul Motor Line and the Wisconsin Railway. At the end of three years he returned to Plainview Township and rented his father's farm, on which he remained two years, in the meanwhile buying 75 acres of wild land in the vicinity, to which he subsequently moved. On this tract he erected a good set of buildings, and lived there three years, during which time he followed general farming and threshing. Then in 1907, having acquired a competence, he sold out and took up his residence in the village, where he owns a nice house, and is enjoying a period of
    comparative rest, carrying on a produce business as a dealer in butter, eggs, poultry and cream. In politics he is a Republican, while his
    religious instincts have turned in the direction of Spiritualism, a subject now being investigated by some of the leading minds in Europe and
    America. On November 8, 1917, he sustained a bereavement in the death of his wife. Five children were born to them: Alfred N., March 19, 1889, now living in Plainview; Etta G., May 28, 1891; Elmer W., April 21, 1895; Lee E., February 14, 1898; and Iva, September 15, 1902. The four younger
    children are living at home with their father, Iva being a student in the high school. Mr. Allen is fraternally affiliated with the Modern Woodmen
    of America and with the Yeomen at Plainview.
    (This bio comes from "HISTORY OF WABASHA COUNTY" 1920.) Ed. Note — take note of the fact that this biographical sketch of William C. Allen gives a marriage date that is seven months earlier (2 Jan 1888) than the date listed in the Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849 - 1950 (2 Aug 1888). It may mean that Alfred Napoleon Allen had a slight ‘head start’ on his conception and this was a way to remove any stigma of his premature conception. 
    Occupation Farmer (Truck)  
    Buried Abt Dec 1948  Woodland Cemetery, Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 17 Dec 1948  Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I34256  Reid Family | David's side of the family
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2013 

    Father Alfred Roters ALLEN,   b. 2 Aug 1836, Goshen, Addison, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1909, Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth A. BIGNELL,   b. 29 Jan 1851, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1937, Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1868  Pepin, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Minnie B. HESSIG,   b. 21 Apr 1869, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1917, Winona Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1888  Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950; FHL Film #1377821
    Children 
     1. Alfred Napoleon ALLEN,   b. 19 Mar 1889, Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1953, Powell Co., Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Etta Gertrude ALLEN,   b. 28 May 1891, Oakdale, Washington, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elmer Winfred ALLEN,   b. 20 Apr 1894, Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1982, Blackduck, Beltrami, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Lee Ethan ALLEN,   b. 14 Feb 1897, Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1975, Anoka Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Iva B. ALLEN,   b. 15 Sep 1902, Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F24705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1866 - Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Aug 1888 - Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt Dec 1948 - Woodland Cemetery, Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Dec 1948 - Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Allen, William C.-1866 (HS)
    Allen, William C.-1866 (HS)

  • Sources 
    1. [S234] United States Federal Census, Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota; Pg. 9.

    2. [S235] United States Federal Census, Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota; Enumeration District #190, Pg. 9.

    3. [S237] United States Federal Census, Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota; Enumeration District #154, Pg. 7B.

    4. [S238] United States Federal Census, Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota; Enumeration District #156, Pg. 4B.

    5. [S239] United States Federal Census, Plainview, Wabasha, Minnesota; Enumeration District #158, Pg. 5B.

    6. [S460] Minnesota Death Index, Cert. #10454.

    7. [S378] Wisconsin Marriages.