DEATH OF WILLIAM P. ALLEN.
William P. Allen, chief clerk in Fire Chief Croker’s office, died at his home, 164 East One Hundred and Fourteenth street, on Tuesday night, from sudden heart failure. He was sixty years old, and he leaves a widow. Mr. Allen was one of the best known employes of the fire department. He was born in the Fourth ward of the old city of New York, educated in the public schools, and joined engine company No. 12 as driver on October 13. 1865, and was afterward transferred to hook and ladder company No 2. On October 6, 1870, while at a fire, he received a severe injury. He was dropped from the rolls of the uniformed force, and made clerk in the chief engineer’s department. He had been clerk under every fire chief since that time. He was a member of the Ex empt Firemen’s association and of the Civil Employes’ association, and was a thirty-third degree Mason. In the days of the old volunteer fire department he was a member of engine company No. 8. Mr. Allen was a general favorite with everyone, whether belonging to the fire department or not, and was conspicuous for his courtesy and his readiness to oblige. None will be more missed round fire headquarters than he will be. His funeral takes place tihs morning.