Allen, John William (1872-1959)

John William Allen was a marine engineer and government inspector of fisheries marine engines for the federal fisheries department. He lived at 1890 Georgia Street from 1919 to 1921.

He was born in Yorkshire, England on November 22, 1872. His father was Abraham Allen; his mother was Helen Pollard.

In mid 1900, in Blofield district, Norfolk, England, he married Alice Maud Linford. She was born in Yarmouth, Norfolk on August 25, 1879. Her father was Albert Charles William Linford, who was a sail-maker; her mother was Virtue Moss.

He arrived in Vancouver about 1910.

John died in Vancouver on January 1, 1959.

Alice died in Vancouver on April 7, 1971.

John and Alice had the following children.

Phyllis Maud Allen

Phyllis Maud Allen was born in England on November 3, 1900.

On June 14, 1924, in New Westminster, British Columbia, she married Robert Flann. He was born in Yale District, British Columbia, on July 13, 1893. His father was Thomas Flann; his mother was Jane Gillard.

Robert died in New Westminster on May 27, 1981.

Phyllis died in Coquitlam, British Columbia, on November 12, 1982.

John (“Jack”) William Allen

John (“Jack”) William Allen was born on February 15, 1902, possibly in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was a machinist and mechanic.

On February 15, 1930, in Vancouver, he married Elsie Mcewen. She was born about 1905 in Wyoming. Her father was James Mcewen, who was born in Scotland. Her mother was born in the United States.

Jack died in Vancouver on December 10, 1966.

Gilbert Allen

Gilbert Allen was born on July 17, 1903.

He was married to Modeste, who was French Canadian, and who was born about 1899, possibly in British Columbia.

In 1940 Gilbert was a manager of an apartment building in Seattle, Washington.

Gilbert died in August 1986 in Seattle, Washington.

Muriel Pollard Allen

Muriel Pollard Allen was born on December 5, 1904, in Aberdeen, Scotland. She became a school teacher.

On December 22, 1926, in Vancouver, she married William McKeown, who was a railway car inspector for the Canadian National Railway. He was born on July 2, 1888, in Ireland. His father was William McKeown; his mother was Margaret Mclauglin.

William died in Victoria, British Columbia, on November 25, 1968.

Muriel died on December 16, 1974, in Hope, British Columbia.

Richard Edward Allan

Richard Edward Allan was born about 1905.

Thomas Gordon Alexander Allen

Thomas Gordon Alexander Allen was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on March 24, 1907. He was a woodworker. He was married to Violet Euphemia Ford.

Thomas died on October 31, 1977 in Vancouver.

Grant Allen

Grant Allen was born on October 14, 1909 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was a boat builder.

On September 19, 1927, in Courtney, British Columbia, he married Elizabeth Marshall. She was born about 1909 in Scotland. Her father was Robert Marshall; her mother was Margaret Park.

He died on March 1, 1977, in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ernest George Allen

Ernest George Allen was born in Vancouver on November 7, 1914. He died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on September 5, 1950.

Sources

Abraham Allen (father of John William Allen)

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D7C-V93 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Abraham Allen, 1858.

Ellen Pollard (mother of John William Allen)

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D7D-SPL : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Ellen Pollard, 1858.

John William Allen

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XH6-X45 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), John William Allen, 1872.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26SH-PJR : accessed 15 Mar 2014), John William Allen, 1900.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLP3-8Z5 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), John William Allen, 01 Jan 1959; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13240, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033181.

Captain J.W. Allen, obituary, Vancouver Province, January 3, 1959, page 5: “The funeral will be held today for former federal fisheries department marine engine inspector “Captain” John W. Allen, of 990 Gilford. He died Thursday at 86. Service will be held at 3 p.m. at Center & Hanna Kingsway chapel with cremation at Ocean View. He retired from the fisheries post in 1936. He had been a member of the old Quadra Club, Vancouver Yacht Club, Terminal City Club and Canadian Legion. He was born in Yorkshire, England, and before coming to Canada was employed by Crossley Engines of London. He became well known on the B.C. coast as a government inspector of fisheries marine engines. Surviving are his wife, Alice Maud; five sons, Jack, Thomas, and Richard of Vancouver, Grant in North Vancouver, and Gilbert in Seattle; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Flann of New Westminster, and Mrs. William McKeown of Kelowna; and eight grandchildren.”

Captain John W. Allen, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 2, 1959, page 36; Vancouver Province, January 2, 1959, page 21.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 9 Vancouver City, page 33, family 362, lines 48-50, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63976&highlight=48&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+William+Allen; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940360.pdf

Alice Maud Linford (wife of John William Allen)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2N46-9ZF : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Virtue Moss, 1857.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M769-2GG : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Virtue Moss, St Nicholas, Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; citing “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 9, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFNV-S2C : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Virtue Moss in household of Sophia Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; citing “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk(www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 10, folio , p. 32; Yarmouth registration district, Southern subdistrict, ED 9, household 203, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 830832.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D5D-J5G : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Virtue Moss, 1878.

“England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNV-R82 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Albert William Charles Linford and Virtue Moss, 01 Jan 1878, Marriage; citing Yarmouth St Nicholas, Norfolk, England, Record Office, Norwich; FHL microfilm 1526458.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NX1V-QL3 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Albert William Charles Linford and Virtue Moss, 1878; citing St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, reference 2:1J2KT67; FHL microfilm 1526458.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NFMW-MZR : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Albert Wm. Chas. Linford and Virtue Moss, 16 Dec 1877; citing Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, reference item 5; FHL microfilm 1526491.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NFMX-TMY : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Albert Wm. Chas. Linford and Virtue Moss, 15 Dec 1877; citing Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1526493.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NVNX-4V7 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Albert William Charles Linford and Virtue Moss, 01 Jan 1878; citing St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1526458.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLP9-9BP : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Virtue Moss in household of Alfred William Linford, 23 Oct 1945; citing Saanich, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13188, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032325.

“Canada Census, 1906,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHJK-V3J : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Alfred Linford, 5, Marquette, Manitoba, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1906,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHJK-V3V : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Virtue Linford in household of Alfred Linford, 5, Marquette, Manitoba, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1916,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMPN-Q56 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Alfred Linford, Saskatchewan, Canada; citing p. 21, line 28; Library and Archives Canada film number T-21938, Ottawa; FHL microfilm 2434953.

“Canada Census, 1916,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMPN-Q5X : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Virtue Linford in household of Alfred Linford, Saskatchewan, Canada; citing p. 21, line 29; Library and Archives Canada film number T-21938, Ottawa; FHL microfilm 2434953.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JJZ8-748 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Alfred Linford, arrived at New York, 14 Aug 1918, on the Adriatic; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLP9-9BG : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Alfred Linford in household of Alfred William Linford, 23 Oct 1945; citing Saanich, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13188, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032325.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NXG3-X6T : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Alice Maud Linford, 19 Oct 1879; citing Norwich, Norfolk, England, reference item 3 p 392 n 3135; FHL microfilm 1526621.

“England, Norfolk Bishop’s Transcripts, 1685-1941”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/27ZH-73J : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Alice Maud Linford, 1879.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYG-Q68 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Alice Maud Allen, 07 Apr 1971; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13309, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034217.

Alice Maud Allen, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 10, 1971, page 26; Vancouver Sun, April 10, 1971, page 41.

Phyllis Maud Allen (daughter of John William Allen)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8D-631 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Robert Flann and Phyllis Maud Allen, 16 Jun 1924; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13747, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074317.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL18-WXM : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Robert Flann, 27 May 1981; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13612, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051594.

Alice Maud Linford (wife of John William Allen)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NXG3-X6T : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Alice Maud Linford, 19 Oct 1879; citing Norwich, Norfolk, England, reference item 3 p 392 n 3135; FHL microfilm 1526621.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XFR-4ZM : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Alice Maud Linford, 1879.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26S8-KFJ : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Alice Maud Linford, 1900.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYG-Q68 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Alice Maud Allen, 07 Apr 1971; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13309, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034217.

Phyllis Maud Allen (daughter of John William Allen)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2FHN-8R2 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Phyllis Maud Allen, 1900.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8D-631 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Robert Flann and Phyllis Maud Allen, 16 Jun 1924; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13747, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074317.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL18-WXM : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Robert Flann, 27 May 1981; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13612, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051594.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1F-QJ6 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Phyllis Flann, 12 Nov 1982; citing Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13624, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051745.

John (“Jack”) William Allen (son of John William Allen)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDDW-RX3 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), John William Allen and Elsie Mcewen, 15 Feb 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13759, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074555.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBH-KVJ : accessed 15 Mar 2014), John William Allen, 10 Dec 1966; citing , British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13280, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033856.

John W. Allen, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 13, 1966, page 39.

Gilbert Allen (son of John William Allen)

Seattle City Directory, 1940, page 37, http://cdm16118.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15015coll2/id/13108, Allen, Gilbert (Modeste T) mgr Northgate Apts h621 1st av W apt 108.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K937-PZK : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Gilbert Allen, Tract G-6, Seattle, Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 40-130, sheet 15B, family 452, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 4377.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JT7J-B6T : accessed 15 Mar 2014), null, Aug 1986; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Muriel Pollard Allen (daughter of John William Allen)

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XWBB-RSF : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Muriel Pollard Allen, Pendleton, Pendleton Salford, Lancashire, England; citing “1911 England and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 14, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8P-GNZ : accessed 15 Mar 2014), William Mckeown and Muriel Pollard Allen, 22 Dec 1926; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13752, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074505.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYW-2DW : accessed 15 Mar 2014), William Mckeown, 25 Nov 1968; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13293, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034054.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5K-S9J : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Mckeown in household of William Mckeown, 07 Apr 1936; citing Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13156, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953020.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL11-QTL : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Muriel Pollard Mckeown, 16 Dec 1974; citing Hope, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13339 B13358, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050439.

Richard Allan (son of John William Allen)

Thomas Gordon Alexander Allen (son of John William Allen)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBY-GZP : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Thomas Gordon Alexander Allen, 31 Oct 1977; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13580, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051017.

Grant Allen (son of John William Allen)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDD9-JD1 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Grant Allen and Elizabeth Marshall, 19 Sep 1927; citing Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13754, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074507.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBT-B7C : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Grant Allen, 01 Mar 1977; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13575, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050829.

Ernest George Allen (son of John William Allen)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPS-VB2 : accessed 15 Mar 2014), Ernest George Allen, 05 Sep 1950; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13205, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032633.

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