Name: Lewis Falley Allen
Given Name: Lewis Falley
Birth: 10 Dec 1874 in Farmington,Ontario Co.,New York 1 2
Death: 9 Jul 1962 in at the Homestead,Farmington,NY 1 2
Burial: Friends Cemetery,Farmington,NY 1 2
Change Date: 22 Oct 2002 at 01:00:00
(Ellery G, George S., Daniel, Ebenezer, Daniel, Daniel, George, George,Ralph)
Lewis F. Allen was born in Farmington, NY on December 10, 1874, son ofEllery and Mary Jane Al len. Lewis is especially remembered as the"family historian". Both he and his wife Marion H oag Allen took greatinterest in collecting and recording the family genealogy and localhistor y. It is because of their diligent work that much of the earlyfamily history was preserved . Lewis was also a collector of Indianartufacts, many of which were found on his farm.
Lewis F. was a farmer and stayed on the family homestead, first purchasedby his grandfather , George S. Allen in 1848. He joined the FarmingtonGrange at age 14 in 1889 and was an activ e member for 73 years; served asMaster of the Grange several times; and recieved the Master F armer Awardin 1935. He was a charter member of the Farm Bureau.
Civic duty was also part of Lewis F. Allen's life. He served asFarmington Town Assessor fo r 30 years (1909-1916 and 1930-1955). In hispublic service he followed the example of his fa ther and grandfather.
He was a farmer interested in making farming better and crops moreabundant. He oftened teste d seed corn and maintained records of theresults. He was one who enjoyed having test plots f or potatoes whichmeant careful records and often hand planting and harvesting. Sheep werehi s pride and joy. He maintained flocks of sheep for many years. Oftenhe could be seen goin g cross lots to the barn on the west road, carryinga lantern, to tend to the sheep at lambin g time. Frequently a lamb washoused in the kitchen in a crate for a few days if the mother c ould notcare for twins or would not "own" her lamb. Various children thus gaineda lamb fo r a pet.
Lewis F. Allen and Marion Hoag were married May 12, 1899, at the home ofher parents, Myron an d Alice Smith Hoag, in Macedon. She was born on May12, 1879 in Macedon, NY. Marion, a gradu ate of Macedon Academy, taughtschool and was preceptress of the Academy before she was marrie d. Lewisand Marion had 9 children.
Marion Hoag Allen died December 3, 1961. Lewis F. Allen died on July 9,1962. Both are burie d in the North Farmington Cemetary, Farmington, NY
Burial: Friends Cemetery, Farmington, NY (Source: MarionEHoag.FTW, Dateof Import: Mar 24, 199 9.)
Marion Eva Hoag b: 12 May 1879 in Farmington,Ontario Co.,New York
12 May 1899
in Macedon,New York 1 2
Married at the home of Myron and Alice Smith Hoag.
- Leora May Allen b: 5 Oct 1902 in Farmington,NY
- Willard Myron Allen b: 5 Nov 1904 in Farmington,NY
- George Smith Allen b: 17 Apr 1906 in Farmington,NY
- Florence Marion Allen b: 29 Nov 1907 in Farmington,NY
- Alice Mildred Allen
- Herbert Lewis Allen b: 6 Mar 1911 in Farmington,NY
- Margaret Hoag Allen b: 21 Feb 1912 in Farmington,NY
- Nelson Bowen Allen
- Seward Ellery Allen b: 21 Mar 1920 in Farmington,NY
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