ROBERT H. ALLEN.A representative of the best along educational lines is the principal of the Jefferson school in Stockton, Robert H. Allen, who has served in this capacity for the past five years in a most capable manner.He was born in McPherson County, Kansas, August 8, 1884, a son of Dolphus William and Evelyn (Davis) Allen, natives of North Carolina and New York, respectively.Dolphus William Allen is a son of Joseph H. and Eliza (Apple) Allen, who moved from Litchfield, Ill., to Missouri and then to Kansas.On January 3, 1883, Dolphus William Allen was married to Evelyn Davis a daughter of Orson Davis, who settled in Case County, Kansas, in 1877, where he remained for four years, then removed to McPherson County, that state.In 1887 Dolphus William Allen left Kansas and settled in Lamar, Colo., where he carried the mail from Lamar, forty miles west across the plains to connect with western mail, and he also engaged in farming until the fall of 1888, when he removed to Stockton, Cal., where he drove one of the first mule cars and later followed the painting and decorating trade until 1916.He then leased a ranch fourteen mules from Stockton; later he moved to a ranch twenty-three miles from Stockton, where he farmed.He now owns a ranch on the Lower Sacramento Road, about seven miles from Stockton.Three children were born to this couple: Robert H., our subject; Dora, Mrs. Herbert Cash, of Stockton, who has two children, Dorence and Lyman; and Irene, now Mrs. Peterquin, of Stockton, who has two children, Lillian and Albert.Mrs. Allen is a member of the degree of Pocahontas of Stockton.
Robert H. Allen began his educatin in the Stockton grammar schools and finished with the normal course at the Western School of Commerce.At twelve years of age he learned the candymaker's trade, which he followed for two years, then assisted his father in interior decorating for some time; following this he engaged as a contract lather in Lodi until he was twenty-three years of age, when he took up educational work.His first position as school teacher was at Capay, Yolo County, sixteen miles from Woodland; then he taught three years at Georgetown, in El Dorado County, and the following year at Los Alamos, Santa Barbara County.lReturning to Stockton he taught for eight years in the grade schools of the city and for six months was the vice-principal of the Jackson school and then principal of the Hazelton school for two years; since 1917 he has efficiently handled the principalship of the Jefferson school, the largest grade school in Stockton.While residing in Capay Mr. Allen conducted a grocery store; he now owns a grocery store at 1136 North East street, Stockton.
The marriage of Mr. Allen occurred in Sacramento County, June 10, 1909, which united him with Miss Erma Giovannetti, born at Tancred, Cal., a daughter of Biaggo and Rose Giovannetti, natives of the province of Lucca, Italy, who came to California many years ago, where he farmed.These children were born to them: Joseph, Clora, Erma, Mrs. Allen, Amelio, Romeo, Julia, Rose; one child is deceased.Mr. Allen is a Republican in politics and fraternally is grand of the I.O.O.F., and now belongs to Charity Lodge No. 6, and is a member also of the Encampment of Stockton; he is a member of the Morning Star Lodge, No. 68, of Masons in Stockton and of the Pyramid No. 5 Sciots.From 1901 to 1906 he was a member of and the last eighteen months served as first sergeant of Company A, 6th Infantry, N.G.C., and at the same time his father was a member of the same company.
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