Allen, Orson

Orson Allen died at the home of his son C. E. Allen, in Royalton Township May 17, 1903, at the age of 97years 11 months and 7 days. His funeral was held in the Siney, M. E. Church, conducted by Rev F. L. Hall of Toledo, assisted by Rev Byron, Pastor of the Siney Church, and by Rev E. S. Jennings Pastor of the F. M. Church, Delta. His remains were then buried in Jordan Cemetery. Orson Allen was born May 28, 1805 in Oswego Co. N. Y., in 1 832 he was united in marriage with Eliza Stilwell, and to t hem were born nine children. Seven of whom survive him. H e also leaves 33 grand children, 30 great grand children, and one great great-grandchild, seventy-one living descendants. At the age of 24, he united with the M E Church and remained a devoted follower of his savior through life. In 1889, he severed his church relations and united with the F. M. church where he remained an honored member until called to the reward of the faithful. Rev Hall who been his pastor for three years used as a text "Mark the perfect man, and be hold the upright, for the end of that man is peace." A very large number attended the funeral in respect to the honored dead, whose latter years were years of peace and comfort in the home of his devoted son. Orson Francis Allen is the son of Silas Allen and Louise (Lois) Butterfield. Born 28 May 1805, Jefferson County, New York. Orson married Eliza Stillwell 21 Jun 1832, in Russia Township, Lorain County, Ohio. Eliza is the daughter of Samuel and Ann Perkins. Obituary: Almost a Centenarian, 17 May 1903, Orson F Allen Buried Jordan Cemetery, Row 9, With Wife Eliza (Stillwell) Allen Submitted by: Marine S Damvelt, Kalamazoo, Michigan, mdamvelt@worldnet.att.net