November 19, 1854, St. Louis, Missouri.

January 1930, Newark, New Jersey.

Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, New Jersey.

Son of George Otis and Julia Olds Whitney Allen, Whitney graduated from Washington University, St. Louis (BA & MA); conducted postgraduate studies in philosophy at Princeton University; and attended Princeton Theological Seminary. The University of Wooster later awarded him a Doctor of Divinity degree.

The Presbytery of St. Louis ordained Allen in 1882, and he served several years as pastor of the Carondelet Presbyterian Church. In 1889, he moved to the South Park Presbyterian Church in Newark, New Jersey, serving there 27 years. In October 1916, he resigned to work full time in the literary field. At one time, he served on the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions in New York. His works include:

  1. Coming of His Feet, The
  2. Defenders of Right and Assailants of Wrong
  3. Three Cheers for the Boys