Biography of Cyrus F. Allen
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Allen, Cyrus F., of Colosse, was born in the town of Mexico in 1831. On reaching his majority he moved to Chicago, where he resided a couple of years, then pre empted a quarter section of land near Fort Dodge in Iowa and remained on that two years. He then moved to St. Paul and engaged in railroad engineering several years, and returned to Chicago where he remained till the great fire there in 1871, when he came to Syracuse and lived there three or four years. He then returned to the old home at Colosse, and remained with his aged parents till during the remainder of their lives, where he still resides. He married at Chicago Mrs. Anna E. Hill, born Bleazard, who died in 1874. The parents, Cyrus and Mary (Moorse) Allen, were married in Hastings in 1818, that being the native place of Mrs. Allen and where Mr. Allen had moved from Massachusetts in 1816. They were born in 1796 and 1802, and died in 1889 and 1880 respectively.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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