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ALLEN, Lucille Maude 1920-1930

ALLEN

Posted By: K.L. Kittleson
Date: 1/24/2013 at 01:03:27

Lucille M. Allen (1920 - 1930)

GIRL SHOT IN
HEAD BY BOYS
AT WATERLOO

Waterloo, Iowa - March 24 - Accidentally shot in the head by two youths engaged in target practice, Lucille Allen, 9, was in a hospital here today in a serious condition.

The girl was playing in a gully in a wooded section near the outskirts of the city yesterday. G. J. Berg and I. McGingiey, both of Waterloo, were shooting at targets with small-caliber rifles when the- girl raised her head above a bank, directly In the line of fire. Berg and McGingley rushed the tot to a hospital.

[Charles City Press, Monday, March 24, 1930, Charles City, Iowa]
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Lucille Allen, granddaughter of W. H. Allen, who was shot at Waterloo, is reported to be getting along nicely at this lime.

[Oelwein Daily Register March 29, 1930]

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WOUNDED BY STRAY
BULLET, CHILD DIES

Waterloo, Iowa Lucille Maude Allen, 9 years old, struck by a stray bullet fired by a youth here, March 23, died at the University hospital at Iowa City. The girl was the victim of a bullet said to have been fired at a target floating in a creek. The missile glanced and lodged in her forehead, a brain abscess developing.

[Ireton Ledger, Thursday, April 10, 1930, Ireton, Iowa]
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NOTES:

From the obit of her brother, Donald Allen, who drowned April 13, 1941 at age 9:

"One of four children in the Percy M. Allen family, Donald was the second to die accidentally.

His sister, Lucille, 9. was fatally injured by a stray bullet in 1930 as she walked along Black Hawk Creek, near the foot of Fletcher Avenue, and was struck by a rife bullet fired by boys who were shooting at cans floating along the stream. She was treated at University Hospital, Iowa City, for the head wound but developed a meningitis and succumbed.

Donald Fay Allen was born July 18, 1931, in Waterloo. He was a pupil at Lowell School, in grade 2-B.

Surviving are his parents, and two brothers, Willis, 18, and Leonard, 16. Fire Capt. W. W. Allen, No. 2 station, is an uncle."

Waterloo Daily Courier April 13, 1941
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Find A Grave Memorial # 80950399


 

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