Capt. Charles Henry Allyn
Historical Marker
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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Capt. Charles Henry Allyn

New York native Charles Henry Allyn (1842-1918) came to Texas in 1868, after having served as a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War. Capt. Allyn arrived in Corsicana with his wife, Angela (Aldrich), in 1871. As a Corsicana businessman, he assisted in the organization of the First National Bank, local savings and loan companies, and the cotton mill. Allyn served as a member of the City Council before holding a two-year term as Corsicana's mayor from 1888 to 1890. Capt. Allyn was also active in civic, educational, and church activities. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

Located: 7th Avenue at Beaton Street, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX


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Dedication Program

Saturday, November 15, 1986 4:45 P.M.

Master of Ceremonies ... Bobby Fluker, President of Navarro County Historical Society

Invocation ... Father Michael Metcalf, St. Jon's Episcopal Church

Allyn History ... Colonel Paul Bennett

Acceptance of marker ... Jim Gill, Mayor, City of Corsicana

Unveiling of Marker ... Dr. Robert A. Lang and Robert L. Hamilton, Grandsons


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