Georgeann B. "Georgia" Allen
 
 
Birth:     Oct., 1849 Illinois, USA
Death:     Feb. 19, 1912

Being sightless in one eye did not stop Georgia from being a School Teacher for 40 years. She also served as the first librarian. She was a member of the Utili Dulci Society. Utili Dulci Society formed. The young women in it arranged social and gainful affairs for the village, such as New England dinners, bazaars, a strawberry festival in the freight room of the old railway station. Georgia never married nor did she have any children.
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Family links: 

Parents: 

Miles Allen (1819 - 1889) Miles came to Danby in 1854. He served as Postmaster from 1878 until 1885. 
Mary Jane (nee Moulton) Allen (1830 - 1885).

** Note: Marriage Date: 21 Apr 1848 in Cook County, Illinois USA.**

SIBLINGS:

Fannie Allen (1854 - aft 1910)
William Henry Allen: (1857-1882)
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1869:  “Walter Sabin and Georgia Allen teachers in the Duane School for many years. Miss Allen taught two generations through forty years of service.”

1893: “New Congregational Church built on corner of Pennsylvania and Forest Avenues on land presented by Miss Georgia Allen, now used by the Grace Lutheran congregation.

1912:” February 19th, Georgia Allen, a teacher in the public schools for forty years, died, aged sixty-three years. “

1917:” The Utili Dulci Club placed a bronze tablet in the Duane School building to the memory of
Georgia Allen, teacher for forty years, who passed away in 1912. Her home was at the corner of
Main and Pennsylvania; for its time, one of the best houses in town. It still stands, occupied by
Mrs. Wm. Kloeckner. Miles Allen, her father, was one of the village's land-holding citizens, and
she gave the Congregationalists their lot on Forest and Pennsylvania. “



NOTES:

 -- from the “Story of an Old Town –Glen Ellyn” by Ada Douglas Harmon (pages 64,

This file was contributed for use by the DuPage County ILGenWeb Project  by:
 Michael Harrington,   April 30, 2013
 
 
 
Member of:
 
Warrenville Historical Society, DuPage County, Illinois
Carol Stream Historical Society, DuPage County, Illinois
Glen Ellyn Historical Society, DuPage County, Illinois
Pike County Historical Society, Illinois
DuPage County Historical Society, Illinois
DuPage County Genealogical Society, Illinois
Illinois State Genealogical Society
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
 
 
 
 
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