C. RICHARD ALLEN was a prominent attorney in Camden County during 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. He was a veteran of World War I and was very active in American Legion affairs, serving as Commander of Fairview Post 71 in Camden rising to Department (state) Commander. His wife Minerva was at one time was county president of the American Legion Auxiliary.
The Allens had two sons, Carlos, born in 1921, and Jacques one year later. In 1930 the family lived at 1530 South Collings Road in the Fairview section of Camden NJ. The family later moved to Barrington NJ, where they had a house at Chews Landing Road and Hutchinson Avenue.
Son Jacques H. Allen was a Marine Corps pilot during World War II. Injured in combat during the war, he had been sent back to the United States to recover when he contracted jaundice. Lieutenant Allen passed away at a naval hospital in California in February 1945.