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ALLGOOD, Benjamin Franklin 1895-1951


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 5/28/2013 at 01:00:05

[Waterloo Sunday Courier, May 24, 1942]

Wounded and gassed in action in the first world war, Benjamin F. Allgood, 829 Byron avenue, saw 230 days of actual fighting in his service. A corporal, he was a radio operator with the Twenty-sixth infantry, First division, and went thru nine military operations. He won the silver star for gallantry in action and received a French decoration. Allgood is an active member of Becker-Chapman post, American Legion, and is senior vice commander of King-Marson chapter 11, Disabled American Veterans of the World War. He is employed in the tool room at John Deere Tractor company.


[Waterloo Daily Courier, Thursday, June 14, 1951]


Military funeral services were planned Thursday for B. F. Allgood, 56, of 829 Byron Avenue, who died of carcinoma at Veterans' Hospital, Des Moines, Wednesday morning.

Dr. Fred E. Miller, pastor of First Methodist Church, will officiate t services in the church at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The body will be shipped from the Kearns Garden Chapel to Moline, Ill., and then forwarded to the Rock Island arsenal cemetery for burial at 11 a.m. Monday.

Allgood served with the First division under Gen. John J. Pershing during World War I and raised the first American flag on German soil while with the army of occupation. He was overseas 27 months.

He received the Silver Star for gallantry in action as well as a French medal.

He was past vice commander of Becker-Chapman post American Legion, past district commander and past chapter commander and life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He was born January 6, 1895, at Allensville, Coles County, Illinois, the son of Eben and Hattie Davis Allgood. He graduated from Iowa State college in 1924, and was a government livestock inpector from 1924 to 1926.

On June 2, 1920. he married Linna Hall at Moline, Illinois, and came to Waterloo from Grundy Center 25 years ago to make his home.

He was a member of the official board of the First Methodist Church, of Martin lodge 624 AF&AM, and Waterloo Chapter 128, OES.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters: Mrs. W. Swen Thompson of Moline; Mary Alice Allgood, Monitowoc, Wis., and Mrs. Wilber Bisse, Dunkerton; five brothers: Jess of Morrison, Ia.; Richard of Plymouth, Mich.; William of 709 Clough street; Dewey of Igloo, S. D., and Albert of Holland, la,; four sisters: Mrs. Ella Dunham of Shell Rock, Mrs. Henry Mast of Beaman, Mrs. Rosa French and Mrs. Olla Longnecker, both of Grundy Center, and five grandchildren.


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