Allen Clarke Church, who wrote and compiled this history, spend his primary school years on the North Shore of Chicago, went through high school in suburban Philadelphia, and graduated from Darthmouth College in 1950 with a major in English Literature. He served in the United States Army during 1946-47 as a member of Task Force Williwaw in the Aleutian Islands.
Following college, Clarke joined the Sales Department of The Procter and Gamble Company, and over the next 42 years worked in various sales management capacities in more than 50 countries around the world. His position at retirement from P&G was Vice President Sales for Canada and Latin America. During these years he and his family lived in Boston, Toronto, Brussels and Cincinnati.
In 1952 Clarke Married Jane Dillman, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and together they have raised four sons, and are the proud grandparents of three boys and two girls. It is for these descendants, and those that follow, that this book has been written.
Mr. Church and his wife now live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and spend their winters in Very Beach, Florida.