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.


  1. Cidenton
  2. Go and Work!
  3. God’s Peace I’ll Know
  4. Great Is His Mer­cy
  5. Kept for Je­sus
  6. Lead Me
  7. Lord, Send Us Forth
  8. Never Give Up
  9. Old Or­chard
  10. Palo Al­to
  11. Potenza
  12. Winter Park
  13. Year of Pre­cious Bless­ings, A