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  • ID: I186069
  • Name: Edward Wellington ALLEN
  • RELA: 13th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 JAN 1843 in Baring, Washington Co., ME
  • Census: 1850 Page 184, Baring, Washington Co., ME
  • Census: 1860 Page 130, Half Moon, Eau Claire Co., WI
  • Event: Military service BET 31 DEC 1863 AND 21 AUG 1865 Sgt., Co. H, 16th Regt., Wisc. Vol. Inf.
  • Census: 1880 Page 6/397B, 6th Ward, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI
  • Census: 1900 Page 3A, ED 28, Ward 6, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI
  • Death: 18 FEB 1908 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI
  • Event: Sound
  • Note:
    Edward Wellington Allen, eldest son of James and Emily Allen, was born at
    Baring, Maine, January 15, 1843. At the age of seven years the family
    moved from Baring to Sheboygan, Wis., and in 1858 from there to Two Rivers,
    Manitowoc county. In 1859 they moved to Eau Claire, Wis. From that date
    until he enlisted in the army, December, 1863, he attended school when he
    could and was a pupil of Rev. A. Kidder. He worked during that time in
    Mayhew's furniture factory, located near where the old Empire Lumber
    Company's office now stands, and at the time he enlisted he was clerking in
    the store of William H. Smith. At Sparta, Wis., December 31, 1863, he was
    formally mustered into the United States army with the rank of orderly
    sergeant of Company H, Sixteenth regiment, Wisconsin volunteers, with D. C.
    Whipple, captain; J. T. Tinker, first lieutenant, and M. Grover, second
    lieutenant. They soon went to Camp Randall, Madison, where they were
    drilled and on February 26, the company being complete, they were ordered
    On his return from the war he was employed on the steamer Phil Sheridan,
    running on the Chippewa river, and that winter was in the logging camp of
    Pond (William H.) & McVicar, scaling, keeping books, etc. June 20, 1866, he
    married Miss Mary S. Davenport, at Middlebury, Vt. That fall and winter he
    clerked in the store of Wilson & Foster on the corner where now stands the
    Howard Culver Company's shoe store. During the spring of 1867 Mr. Allen and
    Captain M. W. Harris became partners under the name of Allen & Harris and
    founded the first furniture store of Eau Claire in a building on the present
    opera house site, which building was burned in 1870. The firm then occupied
    the building in the middle of the next block north, now owned by Mrs. M. W.
    Harris. The firm was dissolved in 1877 and Mr. Allen thereafter established
    the pioneer music store of the city, first on Barstow street and soon after
    put up the buildings on Grand avenue east, now occupied by the Allen-Johnson
    Mr. Allen continued in the business until 1906, when he turned it over to his
    son, James E. Allen, and Hans Johnson. Five children were born to Mr. and
    Mrs. Allen, three of whom are living: Mrs. Edna, wife of James Long, of
    Mexico City, Mexico; Fred. H. Allen, druggist at Tacoma, Wash., and James E.
    Allen, Eau Claire, Wis. In 1878 Mr. Allen was instrumental with others in
    organizing the first militia company in Eau Claire after the war. The Eau
    Claire city guards was organized with D. C. Whipple as captain, M. E.
    O'Connell first and E. W. Allen second lieutenants.
    On the 18th day of February, 1908, while sitting in the opera house waiting
    for the lecture of W. J. Bryan, he suddenly and without warning passed away
    at the age of 64 years.
    --- "The History of Eau Claire County, 1914, Past & Present", Pages 629-633

    Father: James ALLEN b: 14 FEB 1821 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Mother: Emily Gertrude POND b: 21 JUL 1825 in Calais, Washington Co., ME

    Marriage 1 Mary F. DAVENPORT b: 13 JAN 1841 in Vermont
    • Married: 20 JUN 1866 in Middlebury, Addison Co., VT
    1. Has Children Edna ALLEN b: FEB 1868 in Wisconsin
    2. Has No Children Fred H. ALLEN b: ABT 1870 in Wisconsin
    3. Has Children James E. ALLEN b: 6 MAR 1881 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI
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