Male, US, born 07/09/1900, died 01/10/1973

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Siple, Allen, Architect


Born in Otsego, MI, Siple lived with his parents on Orleans Street West in 1910, and continued to reside in Otsego until the early 1920s. George H. Siple retired to Southern CA before 1924, as the family had moved to Los Angeles, CA, by that time. In 1930, Allen Siple lived with his parents at 972 Arapahoe Street, Los Angeles, CA. According to the US Census of 1930, the Siples owned their own home which had an approximate value of $15,000, a little more than three times the cost of a three-bedroom, two-bath residence in Los Angeles at the time. Allen Siple made trips out of the country but did not relocate outside of Southern CA during his lifetime. He died in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 72.

Allen Siple's father, George H. Siple (born c. 1854), was a Canadian by birth, who emigrated to the US c. 1885. His parents also came from English-speaking Canada. According to the US Census of 1910, George Siple worked as a businessman selling lumber and elevator equipment; in 09/1918, Allen noted that he was working as a laborer at his father's business, G.H. Siple and Company, in Otsego, MI. Allen Siple's mother, Jessie B. Siple (born c. 1866), was born in MI. Her father had come from NY, her mother, MI. George and Jessie married c. 1896, and had only one child, Allen.

Some records have listed his birth date to have been in 1900, others 1901. The California Death Index, 1940-1997, stated it to have been 1901. The Social Security Death Index recorded it as 1900. A World War I Draft Registration Card for Siple, filled out in his own hand, indicated it to have been 07/09/1900. On a US Passport Application of 03/05/1924, Siple wrote that he would depart on 04/01/1924 for a study trip to Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Greece, Belgium, Holland and Egypt.

Associated Locations

  • Otsego, MI (Architect's Birth)
    Otsego, MI

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