Polly Tanner Allen

Female 1899 - 2004  (105 years)


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  • Name Polly Tanner Allen 
    Born 1 Feb 1899  Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Feb 2004  Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 105 years 
    Buried Rural Cemetery, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Andrew Clark Allen,   b. Oct 1840, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1922, Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)  (Grandfather) 
    Viola D. Ferrin,   b. 28 Jul 1874, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1905, Gainesville, Wyoming Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  (Mother) 
    Person ID I423  tree2018
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Andrew K. Allen,   b. 30 Dec 1861, Alfred, Allegheny, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1934, Olean, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Other Partners: Mary Minerva Burdick  m. 1879;   Laura Edith Munsey  m. 10 Dec 1913  
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Viola D. Ferrin,   b. 28 Jul 1874, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1905, Gainesville, Wyoming Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 15 Feb 1893  Adrian, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joel Dean Burdett,   b. 12 Aug 1896, Big Creek, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1974, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1922  Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Joel Dean Burdett, Jr.,   b. 23 Dec 1929, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 2011, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
    Geraldine Pearl Hickey  m. 1953
    Married: 3x2. Hobart Murray Burdett,   b. 30 Oct 1923, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1965, Hartsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
    Rosa May Hayes  m. 31 Oct 1945;   Geraldine Pearl Hickey  m. 5 Apr 1947;   Joyce Elaine Mehlenbacher  m. 13 Nov 1954
    Married: 1x3. Marianna Virginia Burdett,   b. 29 Jan 1925, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 2010, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    Peter Matlega  m. Jul 1954
     4. Donald Sidney Burdett
     5. Son Burdett,   b. 13 Dec 1922, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1922, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Married: 2x6. James Milton Burdett
    Married: 1x7. Paul Shelby Burdett,   b. 24 May 1928, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 2010, Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x8. Margaret Viola Burdett
    William Orlan Drake  m. 1 May 1947
     9. Douglas Malcolm Burdett,   b. 9 May 1942, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1944, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F630  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Polly(Mary Stanley) graduated from Hornell High School in 1920. She lived with her aunt, Mrs. John Stanley, after the death of her mother in 1905. She was said have had a very tough time as a little girl, living with her mothers family, havining to hear about how "improper those Allen's are." Audrey Allen, said that Grandma was not even aloud to play with the neighbor kids because she was an Allen. Grandma never mentioned anything about her father having been Divorced before marrinng her mother. This was look down upon at the time and may have been why her parents went to Steuben County to get married by a Justice of the Peace. Grandma always spoke highly of her father and of his third wife Edith Jotry. She so wanted to go and live with them, but from what I understand, they were always traveling and it would be no place for a little girl, so she was told. HORNELL- Polly(Mary) Burdett, 105, formerly of Burdett Road, died Friday (Feb.6, 2004) in Hornell Gardens, where she has been a resident for the past seven years. Born Feb 1, 1899 in Almond, the daughter of K and Voila Ferrin Allen, she was maarried Feb. 22,1922 in Hornell to Joel D. Burdett, Sr., who died in 1974. She was also predeceased by two sons; Douglas, who died in 1944 and Hobart M. Burdett, who died in 1965; onwe grandson, David Burdett; a great-grandson, Shane Burdett; and a great-great grandson, Xavier Drake. Living most of her life in the Hornell area, she was a graduate of the former Hornell Acedamy. Polly was a seamstress, employed by the former Hickey-Freeman Co., Inc. of Hornell for 20 years, retiring in 1967. She loved doing handwork with her crocheting and making several beautiful quilts. One of her crocheted tablecloths was exhited at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. She is survived by two daughters, Marianna Matlega, Dundee and Margaret(William) Drake, Hornell; four sons, Paul (Betty) Burdett, Nunda, Joel Dean Burdett, Jr., Hornell, Donald S. Burdett, Hornell and James (Anna) Burdett, Geneseo; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandsons, several neices and nephews.

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