EDWIN FORREST ALLEN was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on October 9, 1872, as a replacement for David B. Sparks, who had resigned. He served as an extra man with the Hook and Ladder Company (present-day Ladder Company 1). He was resigned from his position with the Fire Department on June 30, 1873. He was replaced by John Gray. Edwin F. Allen was on occasion recorded as Edward F. Allen, however, Edwin was his given name.
ALLEN.— 16th inst. AMANDA, wife of Edwin F Allen and daughter of the late Captain Thomas M and Mary A Tetter Relatives and friends invited to funeral. Thurs 2 PM, residence. 726 Elm st, Camden, Internment private at Evergreen.
Colonel U. G, Lee, of the Young Republicans of Camden, has appointed the following staff officers; Adjutant, William D. Brown: quartermaster, W. Harry Smith; paymaster, Frank S. Helster; surgeon, Dr. Jones; quartermaster-sergeant, Robert Smith, The company officers elected are as follows: Company A – Captain, Frank C., Somers; first Lieutentant, William E. Andrews; second lieutenant, Edward H. Mundy. Company B – Captain, Ralph Bond; first lieutenant, Edward F. Allen: second Lieutenant, D. B. Curriden. Company C – Captain, G. W. Campbell; first Lieutenant, C. A. Bastian; second lieutenant, Frank W. Green.