From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 366-367, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Dr. Archible R. Allen located in Huntsville in 1882. He was born
in Bainbridge township, Schuyler county, Illinois, September 22, 1851,
being a son of William J. and Mary G. (Edmondston) Allen, natives of
North Carolina and Indiana. The father of our subject was reared in
Indiana and in 1844 came to Illinois and settled in Bainbridge where he
married; and in 1852., having some land in Missouri, he left his wife
and children with her parents and went to that State. From there he
went to Oregon and later to California, where he died. His wife died in
Adams county, Illinois. They had two sons, Archible and James E.
Archible is the older, and resided with his grandfather in
Schuyler county; but when he was ten years old he removed to Adams
county. In 1869, after the death of his mother, he went to Fandon,
McDonough county, where he lived with an uncle, Colonel Samuel Wilson.
He subsequently attended college at Keokuk, graduating in 1886. He
located in practice at Huntsville.
He was married in May, 1882, to Maggie R., daughter of Marshall
and Rebecca Spondenburg Wells. She was born in Brown county, Illinois,
January 8, 1870. They have one child, Bessie May.
The Doctor was in the drug trade from 1874 to 1876, at Birmingham, Illinois. He was quite successful at it.
Dr. Allen is a stanch Republican in politics and a member of the
Huntsville Lodge, No. 465, A.F. & A.M., and Cyclone Lodge I.O.O.F.
He and his wife are among the best people of that section, and are
highly respected by their large circle of friends.