Born: August 30, 1874, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Died: December 30, 1915, on the steam ship Korona.
Buried: At sea.
Allan was the son of Ira Sankey.
He studied civil engineering and architecture at Princeton University, graduating in 1897.
In 1898, he became president of the Biglow & Main music publishers in New York City. He also served as vice-president of the Leeds and Catlin Phonograph Company, and on the Advisory Board of the Greenich Bank.