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Ethelbert Forrester Allen

Ethelbert Forrester Allen was born in Hartford County, Connecticut, in 1855.  He received his early education in Johns Hopkins Grammar School and the Hartford High School, from which he was graduated in 1875.

    He first came to Kansas City in 1876, where he remained but a short time, passing on to the Northwestern country, where he afterwards became general inspector of a company that had Government contracts to furnish supplies for four Indian agencies.
In 1880 he came to Kansas City for a permanent residence, engaging in the real estate business, in which he has ever since remained, now being the president of the Allen Investment Company.

     In 1889 he married Miss Virginia Riddle of Nashville, Tenn.
In Masonic circles the name of Mr. Allen is widely known.  He entered Masonry in 1884, and has received all the degrees of York and Scottish Masonry including the thirty-third degree.  He was grand master of Missouri in 1888-89, and in 1887 organized Ararat Temple A. O. N. M. S.  In 1898 he was elected Imperial Potentate for North America.  He has served a term as president of the Kansas City Real Estate Exchange, and in 1900 was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant-Governor of Missouri, actuated purely by party loyalty, and made a splendid race.

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