THE LEADING CITIZENS OF MADISON COUNTY

CONTENTS
Preface
Names Index
Portrait Index


  FREDERICK ALLEN, deceased, removed to Oneida in 1866, and during his residence here was well known, not only to the citizens of this village, but to many people from all sections of the State. He was a son of Phineas Allen, who was born in Amherst, Mass., October 3, 1778. The latter was a mechanic during his entire life, and always lived in his native State. February 12, 1800, he married Mary Carroll, who was born March 20, 1780; and to their union there were born eleven children, namely: Augustus, Nancy, Mary E., Abigail, John C., and Sarah--all deceased; Frederick; Luke, deceased; Martha, living at Worcester, Mass., aged seventy-five; Lavina and Lucinda, both deceased.
  Frederick Allen was born at Oakham, Mass., March 31, 1813. A portion of his education was obtained in the common schools of Massachusetts, but he acquired most of his practical knowledge by subsequent observation and experience in actual business life. He appeared to inherit the mechanical genius of his father, and readily became a mechanic himself. When a young man, he began life for himself, removed to the State of New York, and worked for a number of years in Springfield, Otsego County, later returning to his native State, and being employed in the armory at Springfield. Afterward he worked in Norwich, Conn., and other places.
  In 1843 he was married to Ann M. Deming, daughter of Henry and Lucia (O'Brien) Deming, and in August, 1847, removed to Worcester, Mass., remaining there until 1861, when he removed to Boston, and lived there one year. He then for some time resided in Mohawk, N. Y., but in 1866 settled in Oneida, where for some time he managed the National Hotel, and later became manager of the Allen House, which he continued to conduct until his death, which occurred May 10, 1876. He was a member of the Baptist church. In politics he was a Republican. He and his wife had six children, namely; Washington, deceased; John C., of Buffalo; Luther J., living in Oneida, a retired hotel proprietor; Edward A., married to Hattie C. Allen; Theodore D.; and Walter R.--the last four living at home.
  Mrs. Allen has recently purchased a beautiful home in Oneida, where she and her family live, comfortably situated and surrounded. She is one of the excellent women of this pleasant village, and has many friends and acquaintances, as had her husband. He was a successful man, and accumulated a handsome property, at his death leaving his widow in most comfortable circumstances.

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