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Harry Herrick Allen

Harry Herrick Allen was born June 21, 1850, in Sparta, White County, Tennessee.  His early education was received in the public schools in Washington, Ky., and in the High School at Chillicothe, and finished with a course in Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ky.  In 1871 he engaged in the lumber business in Michigan, where he remained for six years, coming to Missouri in 1877.  He secured a position in the Auditor's office of the "Katy" Railroad in Sedalia, and filled a similar position in St. Louis, when the Missouri Pacific absorbed part of the "Katy," and moved the offices to Mound City.  Mr. Allen resigned in 1881, however, and started in the   lumber business in Sedalia.   In 1889 he came to Kansas City and engaged in the loan and real estate business.

   He is at present Secretary of the Convention Bureau, and Secretary of the Karnival Krewe, and is a prominent figure in ever public enterprise.  In 1896-97 Mr. Allen served as Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, was for ten years Quartermaster of the Missouri Brigade, and this is his eight year as Supreme Representative.

     He is also a Knight Templar, a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason, and for six years has been Recorder of Ararat Temple, Mystic Shrine.

     Mr. Allen married Miss Dollie Evans in Sedalia December 16, 1880, and they have two sons, Edwin and Harry Jr.

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