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Charles W. Allen
« on: Thursday 05 March 09 23:04 GMT (UK) »
Looking for any information about Charles W. Allen, lighthouse keeper of Boon Island, Doubling Point, Marshall Point.

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Re: Charles W. Allen
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 March 09 02:08 GMT (UK) »
If you google Boon Island Lighthouse, with the additional words "Charles W Allen" you'll see that he was the 2nd assistant keeper for the years 1907 - 1911, and 1911 - ?

You can also do this for Doubling Point Lighthouse and see that he was one of only two keepers at this lighthouse and that he was there from 1931 - 1935.

These lighthouses are located:
Boon Island Lighthouse, York County, Maine
Doubling Point Lighthouse, Sagadahoc County, Maine
Marshall Point Lighthouse, Knox County, Maine

I have looked through the censuses up through 1920 for him but have yet to find anything.  He was probably at Marshall Point Lighthouse during the 20s, since those years are yet to be accounted.  Maybe someone can look him up on the WWI Draft Registration Card Index. 

Can you give anymore information than what you have posted?  Possible date of birth, place of birth, marriage, parents, anything?
Atkinson, Wearing/Warton Lanc, :Hayhurst,Kendall/Kirkby Lonsdale West,Barrow-in-Furness Lanc

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Re: Charles W. Allen
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 March 09 02:29 GMT (UK) »
Somewhere I saw it referenced that he was from Lubec, Maine perhaps.  He apparently had a daughter named Barbara.  That's all I've got except for the info below.

Boon Island Light: second assistant, 1907-1911, first assistant 1911-?
Eagle Island Light Charles W. Allen took over the light in 1919 and served until 1931. While serving as keeper, Allen and his family listened to the first radio concert on Eagle Island in 1923 and starting in 1926, they "went to church by radio.”
Doubling Point Lighthouse 1931-1933
Marshall Point Lighthouse 1933-1937

And a photo from the Marshall Point web site.


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Re: Charles W. Allen
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 10 March 09 02:36 GMT (UK) »
http://www.lighthouse.cc/eagleisland/history.html

I just found the reference for Lubec, Maine in this small paragraph about him on the above website.
Atkinson, Wearing/Warton Lanc, :Hayhurst,Kendall/Kirkby Lonsdale West,Barrow-in-Furness Lanc

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Re: Charles W. Allen
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 10 March 09 02:54 GMT (UK) »
I've found a possible fit:

1880 census:  Lubec, Washington, Maine
Allen, James W, 46
         Zepporah, 48, wife
         Ida W, 24, dau
         James L, 22, son
         George A, 20, son
         Juliett, 18, dau
         John, 16, son
         Linnie R, 14, dau
         Elden G, 11, son
         Charles W, 1, grandson  (located at top of next page)

You can probably view the transcription at www.familysearch.org
Atkinson, Wearing/Warton Lanc, :Hayhurst,Kendall/Kirkby Lonsdale West,Barrow-in-Furness Lanc

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Re: Charles W. Allen
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 March 09 12:34 GMT (UK) »
1920 census, Eagle Island, Hancock Co., Maine

Allen, Charles W., head, rents home, male, white, age 41, married, born Maine,
parents born Maine, light keeper

wife Minnie, female, white, age 34, married, born Maine, parents born Maine, no occupation

daughter Beulah, female, white, age 13, attending school, born Maine, parents born Maine

daughter Viola, female, white, age 11, attending school, born Maine, parents born Maine

son Ira, male, white, age 7, attending school, born Maine, parents born Maine

son Croford or Buford?, male, white, age 6, attending school, born Maine, parents born Maine


WWI Draft Registration Card
Charles Whitten Allen
Bucks Harbor, Washington, Maine
Age 39, born 23 Dec. 1878
White, native born
Present occupation:  WL? Light Keeper
Employer:  N.S. Gorument (?)
Place of employment:  Avery Rock   Machiafort, Wash., Me.
Nearest relative:  Minnie A. Allen, Bucks Harbor, Wash., Me.
Medium height & build, blue eyes, brown hair

There's a tree on Ancestry that says Charles Whitten Allen, born 23 Dec. 1878 in Lubec, Maine was the child of Mstr Allen and Zephorah Small, both born 1838.

He seems to show up here too:  http://www.sprague-database.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I10490&tree=SpragueProject

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Re: Charles W. Allen
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 10 March 09 13:18 GMT (UK) »
1930 Census, Deer Isle, Hancock Co., Maine

Allen, Chas. W., head, owns radio set, male, white, age 57, married, age at 1st marriage - 26, born Maine, parents born Maine, occupation - keeper, US lighthouse

wife Minnie A., female, white, age 44, married, age at 1st marriage - 19, born Maine, parents born Maine, no occupation

son Ova R., male, white, age 17, single, attending school, born Maine, parents born Maine, no occupation

son Crawford, male, white, age 16, single, not attending school, born Maine, parents born Maine, no occupation

daughter Barbara M., female, white, age 1 yr. 11 months, born Maine, parents born Maine


A possible match for Charles' wife:
Maine Death Index
Minnie A. Allen
Died 31 Dec. 1981 in Camden 
Age: 95 

Social Security Death Index
Minnie Allen
Last residence - Rockland, Knox Co., Maine
Born 3 Jan. 1886
Died Dec. 1981
SSN issued in Maine before 1951

Possible matches for son Crawford:
Social Security Death Index
Crawford Allen
Last residence:  Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut
Born 27 Oct. 1913
Died 1 Feb. 2002
SSN issued in Maine before 1951

Maine Marriages
Groom's Name: Allen, Crawford E.
Groom's & Bride's Residence: St George, ME
Bride's Name: Hilt, Cora 
Marriage Date: 9 Oct. 1937
 
Possible match for daughter Beulah:
Maine Marriages
Groom's Name: Quinn, Erland L.
Bride's Name: Allen, Beulah A.
Both residing Eagle
Marriage Date: 24 Nov. 1927
 


 

 

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Re: Charles W. Allen
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 10 March 09 14:47 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to both of you!  You are a great help!

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Re: Charles W. Allen
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 10 March 09 15:20 GMT (UK) »
There are also several trees at www.rootsweb.com at the "search family tree" link midway down the left side.  On one it says that his parents are James and Zepporah, but the 1880 census states that they are his grandparents.  It might help to get his birth certificate, if available.
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