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Allen, Emma Christina (Halvorson / Halverson) 1877 - 1949


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 6/17/2014 at 14:26:35

Cedar Rapids Gazette, Mon., 8 Aug. 1949.

Elkader-- Mrs. Emma Allen, 72, died at her home in Elkader at noon yesterday after a long illness. The body will be in state at the Witt Funeral Home until time of the services, which will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Rev. H. H. Frohn will officiate and burial will be at Eastside Cemetery at Elkader.

She was the widow of the late Ole Allen who was one of the founders of the Allen Motor Co., in Elkader in 1903. This was one of the first garages in Iowa and the Allen Motor Co. of Cedar Rapids is an outgrowth of that first garage.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John deNeui, Waverly; two sons, Walter and William G., Elkader; two brothers, Albert Halverson, Clayton and John Halverson, Port Orchard, Wash.; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Buckner, Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Minnie Kyllo, Fargo, N.D.


Added by the contributor 8/30/2017:

Clayton County Register, Thur., 11 Aug. 1949.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Oley Allen, 72, were held from the residence at 3:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon August 10, to Our Redeemer Lutheran church at 3:30 o'clock. The Rev. H. H. Frohn officiated. Burial was in the East Side cemetery.

Mrs. Allen died at her home in Elkader Sunday noon, August 7, 1949. She had been ill eleven months following an operation on September 8, 1948.

Emma Christina Halvorson was born April 19, 1877, at McGregor the daughter of Gustave and Gertrude Halvorson. She received her education in the rural school near her home. On December 19, 1895, at McGregor, Ia., she was united in marriage to Oley Allen. They started housekeeping on a farm near McGregor, where they lived until 1902, when they moved to Elkader, where Mr. Allen engaged in the automobile business. He preceded her in death in 1946.

Mrs. Allen was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran church of Elkader and the Ladies Aid of that church.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter, William G. Allen and Walter O. Allen both of Elkader, and Mrs. John (Ruth) de Neui of Waverly, Ia.; also two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Minnie Kyllo, Fargo, N.D.; Mrs. Anna Bruckner, Rockford, Ill.; John Halvorson, Port Orchard, Wash.; Albert Halvorson, Clayton, Ia.; also seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: V. E. Schneider, Alex Schneider, E. W. Maurer, Elliot Neuhring, Harold Miller and Lloyd Nelson.

Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Merele Eggen, Arthur and Jane, Dubuque; Raymond Allen, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Allen, Andrew Allen, Glen Smith, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Hulda Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Fritz, Ernest Eggen, Olga Eggen, Robert Eggen, Mr. and Mrs. Severin Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Art Duerr, Mrs. Carl Carlson, Mrs. Maggie Werges, McGregor; Mrs. Anna Bruckner, Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Paul Bollie, Madrid, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Holtz, Sumner; Lenuel Allen, Slater; Albert G. Hulverson, Clayton; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. de Neui, Mr. and Mrs. John de Neui and Mary, Lou and William, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Beaty, Waverly; Mrs. T. W. Uhlenberg, Waterloo; Mrs. Elmer Johnson, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kishman, Mrs. Tillie Walters, Monona; Mrs. Lulu Lingrain, Garnavillo; Mrs. Raymond Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Benson, Elgin; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schori, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Benson, West Union.

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