Allan Neil was born on March 9, 1891 in Medina, Ohio. His family moved to Denver, Colorado when he was a child. After being
classified as "class 1" by the Local Board for the Country of Saguache, Colorado, he later became a private in the United
States Marine Corps. While away at war, Neil kept in touch with his mother Ellen Neil (later Ellen Combes) and his two sisters
Louise and Dorothy through an exchange of letters from 1918 to 1919. In 1919, he returned home after completing his term of
enlistment. Neil was never married, and lived with his mother until her death in 1931. At the age of 58, Allan Neil passed
away in 1950 in Bay Pines, Florida.