Allen Henry Flood (1854 - 1942)

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Birthplace: Buxton, York, ME, USA
Death: Died in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States
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Henry Allen Flood (father - David) was born on 3 Apr 1854 at Buxton, Maine, and raised on a farm.He married Lizzie May Brackett , daughter of John Brackett and Martha Elizabeth Harmon, before 1878 at Buxton, Maine.He died on 6 May 1942 at Spokane, WA, at age 88.


He was usually known as Allen Henry Flood In 1888 he went West from Maine to look for opportunity. He was a cable car conductor in San Francisco and then worked as a surveyor, laying out the city of Spokane, WA.


A promoter named George Davis convinced him of the future of the Marshall area south of Spokane. He and his brother-in-law, Ed Hopkinson, organized a party of twenty-eight friends and relatives from Buxton to settle in Marshall in 1890 and they traveled across the country in a chartered rail car. Some in the party eventually returned to Maine, but Allen started a dairy herd with his sons. This grew into the Broadview Dairy and he prospered for many years. He retired to Pasadena, CA and then returned to Spokane.


He founded the Broadview Dairy, Spokane, WA, 1893. The dairy grew to a large business and by the 1930's had modern panel trucks delivering milk to homes in Spokane. The dairy was purchased by the Carnation Co. in the 1920's.28 Just under six feet in height, Allen was an avid fisherman and he was known for a gruff demeanor.

Spokane History Tereasa_Guyadded this on 1 Apr 2010

The Broadview Dairy was one of several commercial dairy operations established in the Spokane area around the turn of the twentieth century; it is the only local dairy business still in operation. Allen H. Flood, who first arrived in Spokane in 1889, the year of the Great Fire, founded Broadview in 1896-97. Originally from Buxton, Maine, Flood helped survey Hays Park Addition and a part of what is now Hillyard, and also engaged in the lumber business before establishing his dairy. Under Flood’s direction, Broadview Dairy was a leader in campaigns for dairy betterment; it was the first commercial dairy in the state to test for tuberculosis and get rid of infected cows and also led the fight for pasteurization in the Inland Northwest. The operation was known as the Broadview Dairy from its inception to 1946, even though Carnation acquired Broadview in a stock exchange in 1929. Architect R. Edward Vincent designed the building.

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Allen Flood's Timeline

1854
April 3, 1854
Buxton, York, ME, USA
1878
September 14, 1878
Age 24
Buxton, York, Maine, United States
1881
July 11, 1881
Age 27
Buxton, York, ME, USA
1883
September 29, 1883
Age 29
Buxton, York, ME, USA
September 29, 1883
Age 29
Buxton, York, ME, USA
1887
September 19, 1887
Age 33
Buxton, York, ME, USA
1942
May 6, 1942
Age 88
Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States
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Spokane, Washington, United States