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ALLEN, GEORGE WOOD: 1864-1950.

George Wood Allen was born in Dover, N.J., on June. 5, 1864, the son of Charles and Sarah Allison page: [8][View Page [8]] Allen. He attended public school in Dover but had to support the family after his father died. In 1884 he began to study architecture. In 1885 he moved to Three Oaks, Mich., where he worked as a mason and stone contractor. He married Ida Love and they had two children, William and Clara. In 1891 Allen began studying at Valparaiso University. He opened a dry goods store in La Porte, Ind., in 1894 and entered into an architectural partnership with his son in 1906. He began writing poetry as a young man and printed the volumes in his own home. He died on Aug. 29, 1950.

Information from Martin F. Barlag.

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