The Resource Joseph E. Allen papers

Joseph E. Allen papers

Label
Joseph E. Allen papers, 1918-2012
Title
Joseph E. Allen papers
Inclusive dates
1918-2012
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1918-2012, of Joseph E. Allen (1896-1981) of Richmond, Virginia, including a scrapbook documenting his military service with the 116th Infantry during World War I, as well as certificates, clippings, Legion of Valor materials, newsletters, issues of "VFW" magazine, and an inscribed copy of "Speakers and Clerks of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1776-1955."
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Joseph Elliott Allen was born in Richmond, Virginia on 9 March 1896. He fought in France in World War I as a corporal with the 116th Infantry, known as the "Richmond Grays." He was wounded in battle and received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Croix de Guerre, and a Purple Heart. In 1921, Governor Westmoreland Davis selected Allen as one of three ex-servicement to represent Virginia at the burial of the unknown soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Allen served as clerk of the Richmond Civil Court in 1923 and held the position for 50 years, retiring in 1973. He was married to Hazel Vivian (Shinault) Smith Allen (1898-1956), Richmond's first woman magistrate. Joseph E. Smith died on 14 February 1981 and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Joseph E. Allen papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.45
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Stanley, Frances S.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001711129
Reproduction note
photocopies.
Type of unit
cu. ft.

Library Locations

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