Kenneth Allen - Vice President of Adams Bag Co.
9925 Lake Shore Boulevard
Allen was vice president and director of the Adams Bag Co. in Chagrin Falls.
Kenneth Leland Allen Sr. was born on June 18, 1888, in Cleveland. He was educated in public schools, University School and graduated from Yale University Sheffield Science School in 1911.
Ken was a member of Troop A, 1st Cleveland Cavalry from 1912 to 1915. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Ordnance Department from October 1917 to January 1919.
Ken married Joyce Cottingham on November 18, 1913. Joyce was born to Walter and Gertrude Cottingham on May 17, 1891, in Montreal, Canada. They had two sons: Walter Cottingham born on June 1, 1915, and Kenneth Leland Jr. born on July 29, 1918.
Gertrude Joyce Cottingham was born on May 17, 1891, the daughter of Walter and Gertrude Cottingham who owned Springbank located just to the west of the property.
Ken was a member of The Country and Kirtland Country clubs. He died on February 6, 1961, in Delray Beach, Florida. Joyce died on August 31, 1972. Both are buried in Lake View Cemetery.