Philo W. Alden was born 30 October 1835 in Ludlow, Hampden County, Massachusetts to Washington Brown Alden (1799-1859) and Hannah Bartlett (1805-) and died 1920 Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Eliza Dutton (1839-1881) 19 November 1851 in Hampden County, Massachusetts.


Philo Washington Alden, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER. He was a 25 year old farmer when he enlisted in the Union Army. Enlisted in Co I,MASSACHUSETTS 46th Inf. Reg. on 24 Sept. 1862. Mustered out on 29 July 1863 at Hampden Park,Springfield,MA.

Marriage and Family

  1. Frank Dutton Alden (1858-1862)
  2. Mary Eliza Alden (1861-)
  3. Kate Bartlett Alden (1865-)
  4. Helen Alden (1867-)
  5. Blanche Ray Alden (1870-1934) - was a pianist and composer, who published under the pseudonym Theodora Dutton. Her short piano piece, Christmas Day Secrets, is the only work in the Suzuki Piano Repertoire attributed to a female composer.


Offspring of Philo W. Alden and Eliza Dutton (1839-1881)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Frank Dutton Alden (1858-1862)
Mary Eliza Alden (1861-)
Kate Bartlett Alden (1865-)
Helen Alden (1867-)
Blanche Ray Alden (1870-1934) 5 July 1870 Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States November 1934 Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States




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