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Clifton Ellis Allen Sr. (1883-1980) born in Wayne County, Indiana. He married Myrtle S. Redmond and together they had two sons, William Redmond Allen (1905-1914) and Clifton Ellis Allen Jr. (1912-1963). Clifton Sr. and his family relocated to Pittsburg, Kansas in 1921. While living in Pittsburg, Clifton Sr. opened a company by the name of the “Allen Plumbing and Heating Company.” Clifton Jr. married Emma Lee Redding and together they had a son and a daughter, Clifton Ellis “Trip” Allen (1951- ) and Jean Louise Allen (1952- ). Clifton Jr. was in the Navy during World War II where he served as a pipefitter Petty Officer 2nd Class. “Trip” was able to collect the personal correspondence that had been sent between various family members and friends through the years of 1883 to 1975.

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Science and Technology, Military and War

Size of Collection

6 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0137

Allen Family Collection, 1883-1976



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