Ernest Allen

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Born 24 November 1891 died 22 December 1969
Occupation: Insurance Agent
Married Gladys Jinks July 20 1915 at
St Michaels Parish Church Handsworth

Ernest Allen was born in 1891 the 4th child of William Henry and Florence in Handsworth, Birmingham, moving with the family to 98 Crompton Road by 1901. After his marriage he moved into 53 Stanford Rd, Handsworth where he and Gladys had 2 sons, Norman and Brian and then in 1929 he was given the opportunity to open a branch of the Caledonian building society in Northampton which he took up and the family moved to 'Norbri' No 76 Park Avenue which they bought as a foundation house.

Interestingly 12 months before this (and with no knowledge of the forced move) Gladys, his wife, had visited a clairvoyant who told her that within 12 months the family would be moving she also said she could see her one son in a white coat (dentist) but couldn't see anything for Norman (who died aged 11). The family stayed in Northampton until the company had to make cut backs by closing the Northampton branch and Ernest was forced to move back to Birmingham buying a property at No 9 Salisbury Rd, Moseley where he died from lung cancer at only 53 and Brian eventually had his dental practice.

They had 2 children Norman and Brian. Norman, died from peritonitis in 1929

Recollections of the man
by his son Brian

His photograph Album