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Francis (Frank) Allen (1835–1904)

The Late Mr. F. Allen.

THE demise is reported at Grenfell of Mr. Frank Allen, who had for many years been connected with that and neighbouring districts. At Young (then Lambing Flat) he was in partnership with Mr. Ralph Halls in a produce business which, upon the breaking out of the rush, was transferred to Grenfell. He afterwards turned his attention to grazing pursuits, and in partnership with his brother-in-law (Mr. T. H. Pateman) owned Wheogo station. He then became partner in the firm of Hill and Halls, which business had been carried on under the name and style of McConnell and Co. After seceding from the firm of "Hill, Halls, and Allen," Mr. Allen returned to pastoral life, and became a partner with the late Mr. John West, of Binda; eventually Mr. John Dent came into the affair, the firm being Dent and Allen. Upon disposal of the Lachlan property, Mr. Allen spent some time in search of suitable country, eventually acquiring land at Lake Cowal West, and there he made his home. The late drought, with its hardships and anxieties, together with an accident, had doubtless much to do with the break-up which terminated on Thursday evening of last week, when there came an end to suffering and disappointment. Mr. Allen, who was twice married, leaves a widow and large family, and a wide circle of friends to deplore their loss. — GRENFELL RECORD.

[Mrs. J. W. Sillar, wife of the manager of the Bank of Australasia in Dubbo, is a daughter of the deceased, and at the time of the death was staying with her father with a view to attending the approaching wedding of her sister.]

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