Alfred William ALLEN

Date of Birth: 
27 Mar 1888
Date of Death: 
15 Feb 1971

Alfred was born in Clareville in the Wairarapa.

He married Louisa Hesketh (born in Kurow) in Featherston in 1910.

They had five children, the last three born in Levin.

Two sons & a son-in-law served in WW2. Alfred in the Medical Corp, Len in Divisional Signals & son-in-law Alan in the RNZAF on Pacific duty.

Alfred started out as a draper's assistant in Palmerston Nth & then a traveller based in Oxford St, Levin between 1911 & 1914.

He then set up his own drapery business (A W Allen Ltd), before retiring to Palmerston Nth around 1969.

Two sons, Alfred & Len and son-in-law John Lewington all worked in the business.

Relatives mentioned in profile: 
Alfred William Allen; Alfred William Allen (Snr); Mary Ann Kempton; Louisa Hesketh; Alfred Alexander Hesketh; Elizabeth Annie White; Doris Louisa Allen; Alan Robert Wilks; Edith Estelle (Stell) Allen; John Frederick Lewington; Alfred John Allen; Sylvia Lois Edwards; Leonard William (Len) Allen; Winifred Ngaire Denholm; Frank Edward Hunter Allen; Patricia Ada Elizabeth Rowe.