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Harry Lovel Allen (abt. 1862 - 1912)

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Harry Lovel Allen
Born about in Pennsylvaniamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1885 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Spokane, Washington, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 21 Jan 2020 | Created 25 Mar 2017
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in the 1900 US Census for Okanogan Washington, Harry is listed as being born in PEnnsylvania!! His parents are listed as being born in New York.

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what a puzzle these allen's are . it also says that two of their children were born in Dakota. their first two children. they may have been married in dakota. that might be why they are listed as being born in dakota on their daughter Grace's marriage license. if they were asked where they were from, and they moved from dakota to washington. that would make sense then. also finding out that Harry Lovel had a son Harry makes a lot of sense and helps out. i found documents with harry allen but seemed like two different harry's. now i know it might be father and son and ill have to take a closer look.

on the 1900 US Census for Okanogan, Washington, Harry Allen is listed as being born in PENNSYLVANIA! thats a new one. ive seen him listed as being from minnesota, north dakota, and new york. his parents are listed as being born in new york. he is listed as born in may of 1862 38 years old married 15 years. occupation listed as freighter.

Dora is listed as born in December of 1860 39 y married 15 years mother of 8 children 7 living born in minnesota father born in new york and mother born in ohio

Maud Allen nov 1886 Daughter Female 14 Dakota Harry Allen aug 1889 Son Male 11 Dakota Gerald Allen aug 1891 Son Male 9 Washington Margrette Allen aug 1892 Daughter Male 8 Washington Guy Allen jan 1895 Son Male 5 Washington Neouin Allin aug 1896 -Naomi! Allen Daughter Female 4 Washington Josiah Allin march 1898 Son Male 2 Washington Edward Bown Roomer Male 23 Missouri

The Oroville Weekly Gazette wrote in the article they did about his death that Harry Lovel Allen was born in Minnesota. i do not know where they got this information. it also says he moved to the dakotas early in life and came to washington from there. im beginning to wonder if we are talking about two different henry Lovel Allen's. further research is in order. his death certificate lists his parents as J.S.(or L.) Allen and Amelia Bos(t) the t? looks different from the other letters. buried in mountainview cemetery in Loomis, Okanogan county, Washington, united states

interesting notes about Harry's death certificate. it says that he was born in New York not Minnesota. and that his parents were also born in New York. the informant only gave her name as Mrs. Allen. could have been his wife Dora as he was listed as married not widowed.

Harry L Allen Birth 9 May 1862 Minnesota, USA Death 16 Sep 1912 (aged 50) Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA Burial Mountain View Cemetery Loomis, Okanogan County, Washington, USA Memorial ID 42650347 · View Source

  • this article says that he came to washington from the dakotas good! that goes with his daughter Grace's marriage license that lists both he and Dora as being from North Dakota. one family tree lists them as being married in South Dakota. i am still looking for documentation for that.

DEATH OF HARRY ALLEN. Word was received here Monday of the death of Harry L. Allen that morning at Spokane, the result of an operation that he had undergone Tuesday of last week. His wife and son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. H. Porter, were with him when he passed away. Some four or, five weeks ago Mr. Allen, who had been suffering for months from some ailment that physicians seemed unable to diagnose, went to Spokane for medical treatment. He did not improve, and an operation was decided to be necessary. A portion of one lung, upon which a long abcess had formed, was removed. He rallied from the effects of the operation, and the first reports from his bed side were encouraging, but his vitality had been sapped by the inroads of disease and Monday morning he succumbed. The deceased was one of the pioneers of northern Okanogan county coming west from South Dakota some 23 years ago, and first locating at Conconully. From thee he moved to Loomis where he resided until some five years ago, when he took up a homestead near Wanicut Lake. He followed freighting in the earlier days before the railroad was built into the country, and was well known throughout the central part of the county. Mr. Allen was born in Minnesota and moved to the Dakotas in early life, coming to Washington from that state. He had reached the age of 50 years. He was an indulgent husband and father, a kind, sympathetic and accommodating neighbor, a genial, in industrious and law abiding citizen, and his untimely death is regretted and deeply deplored by a large circle of old friends and acquaintances. The remains arrived in Oroville Wednesday evening, and the funeral took place at Loomis Thursday. He was buried beside two of his children who had preceded him to that bourne from which no traveler returns. The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - September 20, 1912

Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960 Name: Harry L. Allen Event Date: 16 Sep 1912 Event Place: Spokane, Spokane, Washington Gender: Male Age (Formatted): 50 years 4 months 6 days Birth Year (Estimated): 1862 Father's Name: J. S. Allen Mother's Name: Amelia Bost

Family Members Spouse

Photo Dora Abigail Durnham Allen


Children Mary Maud Allen Porter

1885–1937 Harry M Allen

1887–1901 Richard Gerald Allen

1890–1960 Marguerite G Allen Baumgaertner

1892–1968 Guy Reggnar Allen

1895–1965 Naomi Marjorie Smith

1896–1990 Josiah John Allen

1899–1978 Grace Pearl Allen Ecklor

1901–1992 Clinton W Allen 1905–1964


  • Find A Grave: Memorial #42650347 Harry L Allen
    • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 January 2019), Dora Allen in household of Harry Allen, Okanogan, Similkameen, Toats Coula, and Golden Precincts, Okanogan, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 46, sheet 1A, family 17, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,747.
  • "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 March 2018), Harry L. Allen, 16 Sep 1912; citing Spokane, Spokane, Washington, reference 778, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 1,992,078.
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