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Henry Richmond Allen

12 June 1869–19 November 1940

Born 12 June 1869 at Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois.[1] Son of Stephen Thompson Allen and Sarah Elizabeth Martin.[2] Surveyed for the Northern Pacific Railroad, 1888, in Murray, Shoshone Co., Idaho Territory.[3] Moved to Wallace, Shoshone Co., by 1890.[4] Financed and managed various mining operations in Idaho, Washington, and California, 1890–1930.[5] Met EBW when he sang with her granddaughter Daisie Dean Dunford Woods, 22 Aug. 1892.[6] Married Daisie Dean Dunford Woods, 12 Dec. 1892, at Wallace.[7] Sent letters and gifts to EBW, 1894–1904.[8] EBW visited with his family, 1896–1916.[9] Moved to Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington, 1900.[10] Moved back to Wallace, 1911.[11] Sued by Mathilda Cardoner over her interest in the Hercules Mine, Mar. 1917; complaint dismissed and rehearing denied, 3 Dec. 1919.[12] Moved to Sierra Madre, Los Angeles Co., California, 1921.[13] Died 19 Nov. 1940 at Sierra Madre; buried in Spokane.[14]

 

[1] 1870 U.S. Census, 5th Ward, Aurora, Kane Co., IL, p. 87, Harry Allen. California, State Board of Health, Los Angeles Co., Index to Deaths, 1905–1978, Death Records, 1889–1960, Death Certificates, cert. 1966/11092/269, Henry Richmond Allen, 19 Nov. 1940, microfilm 2281257, DGS 5597218, image 1373/2506, FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 7 June 2020), Henry Richmond Allen (GML9-HW7).

[2] California, State Board of Health, Los Angeles Co., Index to Deaths, 1905–1978, Death Records, 1889–1960, Death Certificates, cert. 1966/11092/269, Henry Richmond Allen, 19 Nov. 1940, microfilm 2281257, DGS 5597218, image 1373/2506, FHL. 1870 U.S. Census, 5th Ward, Aurora, Kane Co., IL, p. 87, Harry Allen. “Half Century in West Ends,” Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), 24 Nov. 1940, 16.

[3] “Half Century in West Ends,” Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), 24 Nov. 1940, 16.

[4] “Half Century in West Ends,” Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), 24 Nov. 1940, 16.

[5] “Idaho,” Engineering and Mining Journal 56, no. 12 (21 Oct. 1893): 430. 1900 U.S. Census, Wallace Precinct 1, Shoshone Co., ID, ED 107, p. 5A, Harry Allen. “Comment on Timely Topics, Washington as a Marble State,” Stone 23, no. 6 (1901): 558. “Idaho,” Salt Lake Mining Review 20, no. 8 (30 July 1918): 41. “Mines and Mining, Wallace, Ida,” Pacific Builder and Engineer 24, no. 46 (15 Nov. 1918): 1. 1930 U.S. Census, Sierra Madre City, Pasadena Township, Los Angeles Co., CA, ED 19-1261, p. 7B, Henry R. Allen. “Half Century in West Ends,” Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), 24 Nov. 1940, 16.

[6] EBW, Diary, 22 Aug. 1892.

[7] Shoshone Co., ID, County Court, Marriage Records, 1875–1927, vol. 1, 1895–1900, p. 42, Henry Richmond Allen and Daisy Deane Woods, microfilm 1548797, DGS 4533546, image 652/830, FHL. Episcopal Diocese of Spokane Church Records, 1870–1947, vol. 1, pp. 102–103, Henry Richmond Allen and Daisie Woods (https://www.ancestry.com, accessed 12 June 2020).

[8] EBW, Diary, 7 Jan. 1894; 26 Jan. 1896; 23 and 26 Dec. 1898; 2 Aug. 1904; 11 Nov. 1904.

[9] EBW, Diary, 11–12 and 15–17 Sept. 1896; 11 and 18 Nov. 1899; 19 Dec. 1902; 17–18 Sept. 1916.

[10] “Half Century in West Ends,” Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), 24 Nov. 1940, 16. “Stevens County,” Engineering and Mining Journal 72, no. 25 (21 Dec. 1901): 834.

[11] “Half Century in West Ends,” Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), 24 Nov. 1940, 16.

[12] “Mrs. Damian Cardoner, Widow of Pioneer Merchant of Burke, Says She Sold Her Interest in Hercules Mine through Fraudulent Representation and Demands Restoration of Property,” Wallace (ID) Miner, 22 Mar. 1917, 6–7. “Cardoner—Day,” Wallace (ID) Miner, Dec. 1917, 5. “Editorial and Correspondence,” Engineering and Mining Journal 103, no. 13 (31 Mar. 1917): 551. “Mrs. Cardoner Loses Mine Suit,” Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), 26 Jan. 1918, 3. United States Circuit Courts of Appeals Reports . . . (St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1920), 171:514–526.

[13] “Half Century in West Ends,” Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), 24 Nov. 1940, 16. 1930 U.S. Census, Sierra Madre City, Pasadena Township, Los Angeles Co., CA, ED 19-1261, p. 7B, Henry R. Allen.

[14] California, State Board of Health, Los Angeles Co., Index to Deaths, 1905–1978, and Death Records, 1889–1960, Death Certificates, cert. 1966/11092/269, Henry Richmond Allen, 19 Nov. 1940, microfilm 2281257, DGS 5597218, image 1373/2506, FHL. “Funeral of Mining Man to Be Today,” Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 1940, 19. “Henry Richmond ‘Harry’ Allen,” Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, Find a Grave, posted 4 Mar. 2013, memorial no. 106194488 (http://findagrave.com, accessed 12 June 2020).