WALTON, Allen
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WALTON, ALLEN, Hummelstown, was born in Chester county, Pa., August 24, 1835. His parents moved to Philadelphia when he was one year old. He was educated in that city, and learned the trade of machinists. For about ten years he was engaged in plumbing and steam and gas-fitting, in Philadelphia. In 1867 he came to Hummelstown, and was made superintendent of the Pennsylvania Brown Freestone Company. In 1875 this company was sold out at sheriff's sale. Mr. Walton was the purchaser of the property and business. He made improvements in the machinery and enlarged the operations. In 1885 he built the railroad to his quarries known as the Hummelstown and Brownstone railroad , in which he owns the controlling interest, and is president of the company. He is also a stockholder in the Hummelstown National Bank and its vice-president. He owns the controlling interest in the electric light plant and in the Hummelstown Water Works. He was married in 1859, to Miss Emma J. Koehlenkamp, of Philadelphia. They have two children: Allen K. and Robert J. Mr. Walton was brought up in the Society of Friends. His family are members of the Lutheran church.