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Kenneth Allen

Kenneth Allen, American civil engineer. member Breithaupt & Allen, consultant engrs., and later superintendent of construction for City of Kansas City, Missoury, 1886-1890; member Hill, Quick & Allen, engrs., Baltimore, 1899-1902.

Background

  • Allen, Kenneth was born on April 6, 1857 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward Augustus Holyoke and Eugenia Sophia (Teuton) Allen.

  • Education

    • Graduate West Newton (Massachusetts) English and Classical School, 1874. C.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1879.

    Career

    • In railway engineering work in the West, 1879-1883. Assistant engineer, water department, Philadelphia, 1883-1886. Member Breithaupt & Allen, consultant engrs., and later superintendent of construction for City of Kansas City, Missoury, 1886-1890.

      Engineer in charge topographical survey of Connellsville coke region for H. C. Frick Coke Company, 1890-1893. Assistant engineer in charge public work, Yonkers, 1893-1895. Principal assistant engineer, Baltimore Sewerage Commission, 1895-1899.

      Member Hill, Quick & Allen, engrs., Baltimore, 1899-1902. Engineer and superintendent water department, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1902-1906. Div. engineer, Baltimore Sewerage Commission, 1906-1908.

      Engineer Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, New York, 1908-1914. Engineer bureau of Sewer Plan, New York, 1915-1916. Engineer sewage disposal, and then sanitary engineer Board Estimate and Apportionment of New York, 1916-1930.

      Sanitary engineer Sanitation Commission, New York, since 1930. District engineer United States Housing Corporation, Washington, until armistice. President New York State Sewage Works Association.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Member Breithaupt & Allen, consultant engrs., and later superintendent of construction for City of Kansas City, Missoury, 1886-1890. Member Hill, Quick & Allen, engrs., Baltimore, 1899-1902.

    Connections

    • Married Rose Whitmore Switzer, September 11, 1886. Children: Edward Switzer, Harold Ames, Russell (deceased), Frances Eleanor.
    • father: Edward Augustus Holyoke Allen
    • mother: Eugenia Sophia (Teuton) Allen
    • spouse: Rose Whitmore Switzer
    • children: Edward Switzer Allen
    • Harold Ames Allen
    • Russell Allen (deceased)
    • Frances Eleanor Allen
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    Died September 7, 1930
    (aged 73)
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