Biography of Frederick P. Allen
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Allen, Frederick P., was born in Keeseville, Essex county, N. Y., January 13, 1832. His father, Anson H. Allen, was an old resident of that section and was for many years editor of the Keeseville Herald. He died at the age of fifty two. His mother, Mary (Morehouse) Allen, died in her eighty seventh year. Frederick received his education at Keeseville Academy and studied law in the office of George A. Simmons in that village. In 1849 he accepted a position as clerk in the Canal Collector's office at West Troy. In December, 1851, he entered the Commercial Bank of Troy as as sistant bookkeeper. Two years later he entered the old Bank of Troy as teller, where he remained ten years, and when the First National Bank was organized he took the position of teller. In August, 1848, he became interested in the firm of Buckley, Allen & Co., which carried on a crockery and glass isiness at 235 River street where he is still doing business as one of the firm of of Starkweather & Allen. He was elected several terms as school commissioner and was for seven years supervisor, from 1878 to 1884, representing the Third ward of Troy, several terms of which he was unanimously elected by both parties. He was for many years president and treasurer of the Young Men's Association, of the Young Men's Christian Association, first as secretary and president, and is now one of the directors of the Railroad Christian Association and secretary and treasurer of the Oakwood Cemetery Association; he is a member of the Second Presbyterian church on Fifth avenue, and for over thirty years a ruling elder in that church. He was married to Charlotte A. Baker of Racine, Wis., October 14, 1848, by whom he had one son, Frank L., who died in 1889 when thirty years of age. He is a member of Mount Zion Lodge, F. & A. M., of Troy.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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