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John & Eliza Allen House (1908)

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188 Division Street South

By 1908, William Fleming owned three houses on Division Street South. This home was used by Fleming as a rental property until it was sold to John and Eliza Allen in 1921, who also used it as an income property. Both John and Eliza were born in England, emigrated to Canada in the early 1880s and were married in Toronto in 1884. By the early 1890s, the Allens moved to Kingsville and John was a “railroad man” for many years. Some of the tenants of this home were Mr. and Mrs. Warren P. Black, Fred Long, John Ferris, Arthur Woulds, Mary Ford and Jasper Ulch. The year following John Allen’s death in 1945, this house was sold to Hume Augustine for $3,200.

Mr. John Allen has purchased from Mrs. Wm. Fleming her house on the corner of McLean and Division Streets for $3,200.

The Kingsville Reporter, October 20, 1921 p.5

Mrs. Warren P. Black held her Post-Nuptial reception on Wednesday Nov. 4th at her home, Division St. South, which was largely attended. The house was very pretty with autumn flowers and carnation. In the afternoon Miss Hilda Crawford attended the door. Mrs. Black received in her wedding gown, assisted by her mother, Mrs. A.H. Mabee and Mrs. Jas. P. Black, mother of Mr. Black. Mrs. J.W. Ayerst invited the visitors to the dining room, where dainty refreshments were served. Mrs. F.C. Crawford poured tea, Mrs. Robt. Black cut the ices, while Miss Beatrice Brown, Mrs. Corydon Fagan, Mrs. Manly Miner and Mrs. R.R. Hudgins served. In the evening Mrs. Black received with Mrs. Black, Miss Lois Palmer was at the door, Mrs. J.W. Flett poured tea, Mrs. E.A. Brown cut the ices, while Miss Gertie Woodiwiss, Miss Grace-Gibb and Mrs. Samuel Currie served.

The Kingsville Reporter, November 19, 1925 p.1

Mrs. John Allen passes suddenly.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Jane Allen, wife of John Allen, who passed away very suddenly from a heart attack at her home about 8 o’clock on Monday morning in her 72nd year, were held at the Church of the Epiphany on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment was in Greenhill Cemetery, Rev. J.A. Davies officiating.

Deceased came to Canada from England at the age of 15. Fifty-six years ago she was united in marriage to John Allen. To this union were born Stanley, Jack and George, all of Kingsville; James, of Detroit; Mrs. Ezra Bailey and Mrs. Fred Bowles, of Leamington; Mrs. Margaret Drouillard, of Windsor.

The Kingsville Reporter, December 19, 1940 p.1

John Thomas Allen Laid to Rest in Greenhill, Wed.

Funeral services for the late John Thomas Allen, 88 years, who passed away at this home here on Sunday afternoon after three weeks’ illness, were held from the Healey and Crawford Funeral Home on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m., rev. J.A. Davies officiating. Interment was in Greenhill Cemetery.

Mrs. Allen predeceased her husband five years ago. Deceased was railroad man, but retired twelve years ago.

Surviving are four daughters and four sons, Mayme, Mrs. C.B. Tadman, Toronto; Gertrude, Mrs. Ezra Bailey, Leamington; Margaret, Mrs. Wm. Daniher, Windsor; Irene, Mrs. Fred Bowler, Leamington; James, of Detroit; Jack, Stanley and George, all of Kingsville.

A brother, William, of Leamington, a sister, Mrs. Harl Malott, of Windsor, 14 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren also survive.

The Kingsville Reporter, February 15, 1945 p.1

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3 Responses to John & Eliza Allen House (1908)

  1. Jane (Ulch) Wilson

    My father was Jasper Ulch who lived in this house in the mid thirties to early 1940’s. I remember some details of the house but was very young at the time. I think that is a new addition on the side.

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