Allen, Thomas B. 1820-1907
ALLEN, TOMPSON, TIMPSON, DROWN, FREEMAN
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/10/2019 at 21:33:11
Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 3 Oct. 1907. Luana column.
A telegram from North McGregor Saturday, announced the death of Thomas Allen. Mr. Allen was an old soldier of the war of 1861 - '65, and was 86 years of age. He died of old age and was drawing a service pension of $20 per month.
Added by S. Ferrall 5/12/2019:
Thomas B. Allen was born Nov. 20, 1820 and died Sept. 28, 1907. One by one death clasps the hand of one of our pioneer citizens and bears the aged form to that land from which no flesh returneth, one by one we see them vanish leaving memories tender to those who are mourning their loss.
This week it is our sad duty to chronicle the death of Thomas B. Allen, who has made North McGregor his home for forty-two years and in that time was not known to have made one enemy.
Mr. Allen was the son of Wm. and Elizabeth Allen, born in county Radcliffe, England, on Nov. 20, 1820. In 1844 he came to New York, settling near Yonkers. In 1850 he was wedded to Helen Timpson. Nine children were born of this union, the record being as follows: Mary born May 15, 1851; Kate born March 29, 1853; Wm. born March 24, 1855, died July 6, 1855; Emily born June 28, 1856, died 1876; Wm. H. born May 31, 1858; Chas. F. born Feb 18, 1861; Richard born February the 14, 1863, died Mch 4, 1867; Nellie born Nov 8, 1867, died Mch 2, 1879; Robert born Mch 17, 1871, died Oct 17, 1871.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen came from New York to Annapee, Wis., in 1857 and in 1865 moved from that place to North McGregor.
Mr. Allen served as a volunteer of the Civil War in Co. K, 21st Wisconsin Infantry, being honorably discharged at Indianapolis, Ind., July 15, 1865.
Mrs. Allen died Jan 23, 1891, since which time the old gentleman has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Chas Drown of this place. He has been very feeble for some time, but his death even then came unexpected and he passed away without a struggle simply going to sleep on earth.
His funeral was held on Monday afternoon at the M.E. church, Rev. V.E. Hail officiating. Mr. Allen leaves to mourn his loss two daughters, Mrs. Mary Drown of this place and Mrs. Kate Freeman of McGregor; two sons Chas F. of Seattle, Wash and Will of McGregor; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Thus the clods of earth have enfolded another of our boys of '61, peace be to his ashes.
~McGregor News, Wednesday, October 2, 1907
Same paper & issue - Pleasant Ridge column:
Thomas Allen an old soldier and one of the early settlers of No. McGregor was laid to rest in the Knapp cemetery Monday.
Note: His wife's maiden name may have been Tompson rather than Timpson.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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