Biography of John Allen


Allen, John, Hamburg, p. o. Lakeview, was born at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, December 10, 1832. He has had a variety of occupations; was first apprenticed to Chublin & Son, at the locksmith trade, afterwards spent twenty-one years at the Royal Small Arms Factory at Endfield Lock, England. He was a general mechanic and his specialty was gun-sighting, and for this efficient work he received an annual pension paid quarterly from the British government. August 22, 1857, he married Susan Wickins, and they had six children.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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