Edward.F. ALLEN

Male 1856 - 1905  (49 years)


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  • Name Edward.F. ALLEN 
    Born 11 Jul 1856  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Info source = Ancestry.com and "germanroots" family tree.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1881  Manitoba, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Sth West Assiniboia, The Territories, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Constable in the Canadian N.W. Mounted Police/Boarding House Owner 
    Died 8 Dec 1905  Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 56y 
    • Buried Old Cemetery, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
      See online reference - Edward is buried with his ex wife Emily Josephine Cruickshank, nee Redding, and finally Mrs. Henderson [i.e. Alice Thompson], together with son Geo. Edw. Allen a 1 year old. in Block 21, Lot 8 Grave 2
    Buried Moose Jaw City Cemetery, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried City Cemetery, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
      See online reference - Edward is buried with his ex wife Emily Josephine Cruickshank, nee Redding, and finally Mrs. Henderson [i.e. Alice Thompson], together with son Geo. Edw. Allen a 1 year old. in Block 21, Lot 8 Grave 2
    Person ID I1663  Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2012 

    Family 1 Alice Mary THOMPSON,   b. Abt 1857, Newby Mosa Middlesex Ontario Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. INT 1895 (bef), Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F952  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emily Josephine CRUICKSHANK,   b. 16 Sep 1867, Reid Street, Banff, Banffshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1949, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1895  ?Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 4 children 
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jul 1856 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 30y - 1881 - Manitoba, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1895 - ?Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Constable in the Canadian N.W. Mounted Police/Boarding House Owner - - Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 56y - 8 Dec 1905 - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Moose Jaw City Cemetery, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Christina May (Maisie) Redding then Allen
1894-1918
    Christina May (Maisie) Redding then Allen 1894-1918
    Daughter of Emily Josephine Cruickshank and Henry Redding.
    Adopted by his mother's husband Edward F. Allen.
    Wife of Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Glass
    Death Registration for Christina May (Maisie) Glass
nee Redding/Allen
1918 Limerick, Saskatoon.
    Death Registration for Christina May (Maisie) Glass nee Redding/Allen 1918 Limerick, Saskatoon.

  • Notes 
    • Transcription of text
      When Edward Allen died and was buried in old Moose Jaw Cemetery over a century ago, the keeping of death and burial records was, at best, slipshod, and if it were not for gravestones, the last resting places of many pioneers would be lost forever.

      When cemetery historians saw the Mounted Police insignia and initials NWMP, they knew they were on to something big, and a little sleuthing uncovered the story.

      On 5 June 1877, 18-year-old Edward Allen, from a village near London, England, joined the Mounted Police and was posted to Fort Walsh in the Cypress Hills.

      Edward arrived at the fort at a time when buffalo herds were dwindling, and thousands of Sioux were moving into Canadian territory to escape retaliation by the U.S. army for their part in what has been called the Custer Massacre. Also, an explosive situation existed from Cypress Hills to Wood Mountain, an area also troubled by whisky traffickers, horse thieves and assorted riffraff.

      To deal with the crises, a NWMP subpost was established at Wood Mountain manned by a handful of Mounties including Edward Allen.

      Known as Buffalo Allen because he once caught a four-year-old buffalo bull singlehanded, Edward's exploits as a Mountie are legendary. After his Mountie days, Edward ranched at Wood Mountain, and died in 1905 at 46. Edward left the RCMP on 7 June 1880

      Published on July 23rd, 2010 The Moose Jaw Times Herald Weeklies
      The Moose Jaw Times Herald
      http://www.mjtimes.sk.ca/Opinion/Columns/2010-07-23/article-1602436/Old-graveyards-tell-in teresting-stories-about--
    • OCCUPATIONAL NOTE:

      NWMP Reg No 1261 See letter requesting headstone at Moose Jaw by Emily Cruickshanks. In this it is stated that Edward was a Constable, joining the North West Mounted Police in 1877 and had been station at Willow-Bunch. Sitting Bull and 5000 Sioux followers fled the U.S. and took refuge here in 1877 after the 1876 Battle of The Littlebighorn Edward Allen must have seen him there at some point.
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      Ed Allen, after his retirement from the NWMP, ran a boarding house for the Dominion Coal Co. in Estevan
      After this, he moved to Wood Mountain where he ran a Store and Farm with Emily Allen [nee Cruickshank]


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