William Mercer Allen was born 25 February 1853 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio to Thomas Humphrey Cushing Allen (1822-1900) and Jane Deverdier Woodruff (1832-1878) and died 6 September 1927 in Glendale, Hamilton County, Ohio of unspecified causes. He married Virginia Reakirt Thompson (1856-1929) 5 October 1876 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087). Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Portugal, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Hungary, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden, Belarus, Switzerland.

Research Notes

10 -- Allen 143-144: "William Mercer Allen...was born Feb. 25, 1853 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the first child of Thomas H. C. Allen by his first wife, Jane Deverdier Woodruff....William Mercer Allen was married Oct. 5, 1876 at Cincinnati, Ohio, to Virginia Reakirt Thompson....Virginia Reakirt Thompson was born Aug. 25, 1856. She was the daughter of Moses Franklin and Anna Reakirt Thompson of Cincinnati, Ohio....William Mercer Allen died Sept. 6, 1927, at his home in Glendale. His wife Virginia Reakirt (Thompson) Allen died Sept. 13, 1929 in Glendale. Both are buried in the Allen lot in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio."


Offspring of William Mercer Allen and Virginia Reakirt Thompson (1856-1929)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anna Louise Allen (1880-1964) 27 March 1880 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States 4 November 1964 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States Edward Bridge Danson (1862-1927)

Florence Ferne Allen (1877-)
Stanley Woodruff Allen (1887-)
William Thompson Allen (1891-)


Offspring of Thomas Humphrey Cushing Allen and Jane Deverdier Woodruff (1832-1878)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Mercer Allen (1853-1927) 25 February 1853 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio 6 September 1927 Glendale, Hamilton County, Ohio Virginia Reakirt Thompson (1856-1929)

Thomas Woodruff Allen (1855-)
Jonathan Harris Allen (1859-)

Offspring of Thomas Humphrey Cushing Allen and Laura Alice Rowe (1853-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charlotte Rowe Allen (1887-)
Frederick Lewis Allen (1891-1955)

Vital Records

1910 US Census

1910 - Glendale, Hamilton Co., OH, e.d. 345, sheet 10b

  • Allen, William M. Head M W 57 M1 34 OH CT CT President Title Galamite Co.[?]
  • ___, Virginia Wife F W 53 M1 34 4 4 OH VA OH
  • ___, Stanley W. Son M W 22 S OH OH OH
  • ___, William T. Son M W 18 S OH OH OH



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