ALLGOOD, Joseph E. 1853-1924
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/16/2015 at 20:11:32
Angel of Death Calls Many Old Residents
Joseph Allgood Passes Away Last Saturday At The Ripe Old Age Of 71 Years
Joseph E. Allgood was born in Moultrie Co., Ill., Feb. 18th, 1853, the son of William and Margrette Allgood, and passed away at his home on the Ray M. King farm, six miles south of Grundy Center, Iowa, on Saturday, November 15th, 1924, aged 71 years, 8 months and 17 days.
He was married to Harriet Davis in Coles Co., Ill., April 9th, 1882, and they lived in that state until 1909 when they moved to Grundy Co., and have since lived here.
To this union thirteen children were born, of which six boys and four girls are living. They are: Jess and Frank, of Grundy Center; Dick and Dewey, Eagleville, No. Dak.; Will, of Jackson, Minn.; Albert, at home; Mrs. Edgar French, Mrs. Chas. Dunham and Mrs. Henry Mast, Grundy Center; Mrs. Guy Longnecker, Conrad. There are also twenty-nine grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Geo. Burs, Clinton, Ind.; and one brother, F. L. Allgood, of Sullivan, Ill.
At the age of twenty-six Mr. Allgood became a member of the Odd Fellows lodge.
He was stricken with paralysis on May 10th, 1921, and never fully recovered, although he was not bedfast until the last few weeks previous to his death.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Earl W. Benbow, of the First Presbyterian church of this city. Interment was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Our dear father passed away;
He is gone, his sufferings over,
He will never suffer more.
The Lord has taken him on high,
To dwell with Angels in the sky;
The tired hands are folded now,
Upon his breast, and a gentle voice
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We hope some day to meet him.
Our dear father gone before,
Where we will join in heart and hand
Never to part no more.
Oh, what a happy time will be
Where we each others' face shall see,
On Canyons' bright and happy Shore,
Where we shall never part no more.
In yonder graveyard on the hill,
Lies our dear father so cold and still,
His body buried beneath the sod,
His Spirit by Angels conveyed to God.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 November 1924, pg 1
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