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Allen, Heman Woods


Age: 18, credited to Westford, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. A, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63 [College: ECC 64]

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Birth: 04/03/1844, Westford, VT
Death: 06/06/1915

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: 40
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 33159983


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: 13th VT INF, off-site
College?: ECC 64
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Restored gravestone photo courtesy of Deborah Hardy and Jim Woodman.


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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Heman W. Allen

Heman Woods Allen, retired merchant, Burlington, was born 8 April 1844 at Westford, son of John and Clarissa (Rice) Allen. He was educated in the public schools, and was a graduate of Eastman Brothers Business College, Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1864, and was an instructor in that institution several months. He was clerk for Edward Lyman 1864-1868, when he became a member of the dry goods firm of Lyman & Allen 1868-1890; after the death of Mr. Lyman in 1890 the business was conducted under the name of H. W. Allen & Company; in 1910 he retired from the firm; has been director of the Merchants National Bank since 1890; vice president since 1906; and vice president of the Farmers and Mechanics Loan and Trust Company of Burlington.

Heman Woods Allen was a private in Company A, Thirteenth Vermont Regiment, 1862-1863; first lieutenant, Vermont Militia, 1864-1868, and was inspector of rifle practice on the staff of Governor Woodbury with the rank of Colonel, 1894-1896. Republican; represented Chittenden County in the Senate 1896-1898; delegate to Republican National Convention in Chicago, 1904. Episcopalian; member of the vestry of St. Paul's Church for thirty years; junior warden twenty-four years; now senior warden. Mr. Allen is a member Stannard Post No. 2, GAR; Sons of the American Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; Algonquin Club; and Ethan Allen Club. In 1869 he married Jennie D. Dods of Burlington; she died in 1875. In 1881 he married Juliette W. Keeler of Burlington; she died in 1906; from this marriage was born one son, Edward Lyman Allen.

Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 99.

See also Hiram Carleton, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont, Lewis Publishing Company, New York, 1903, p. 154.

See also Prentiss C. Dodge, Encyclopedia, Vermont Biography: A Series of Authentic Biographical Sketches, Ullery Publishing Co., Burlington, 1912, p. 99.


Source: Bennington Banner

Tues, June 8, 1915


Prominent Bennington man Stepped In Front of An Auto.

Burlington, June 6 - Col. Heman W. Allen, one of Burlington's most prominent business men, retired for several years, died at his home here this morning from injuries received last night when he was struck by an automobile in front of his residence on Main street.

The machine was driven by Prof. Henry F. Perkins of the University of Vermont and coasting down the hill.

At the point where the accident occurred is a dark spot and Prof. Perkins was unaware of anybody being in the highway until the car struck Col. Allen. The car passed over Col. Allen, inflicting seven distinct fractures of bones.

He was barely conscious when picked up and never regained his senses. His son, Edward L. Allen, was nearly killed in an automobile accident in this city just two weeks ago.

Col. Allen was born in Westford April 4, 1844. He was a member for many years of the well known dry goods firm of Lyman and Allen, later H.W. Allen & Co. He was a veteran of the Civil war and attained the rank of colonel as a member of the late Gov. U. A. Woodbury's staff.

He was a senator from Burlington in 1896 and delegate to the national Republican convention in 1904. He was a member of the G.A.R., Sons of the Revolution and Society of Colonial Wars.

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

13th Vermont Regimental History

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