Allen (nee Stilwell), Eliza

Mrs. Orson Allen died at the home of her son near Siney, Sunday night at the age of 83 years, 7 months, and 6 days. She leaves her husband, 93 years of age with whom she was wedded over 66 years ago. They were a grand old couple and were among the early pioneers of this county. Her funeral took place Wednesday and her remains were laid at rest in Jordan Cemetery. She was a native of the state of New York, being from near Buffalo. Eliza Stilwell Allen was born near Buffalo, N. Y. August 11,1814, and died at the home of her son, about seven mile s north of Delta, Ohio on March 21, 1898. She was married to Orson Allen who still survives her, now in his ninety second year on June 21, 1832. To them were born five sons and four daughters. Mother Allen was converted in early youth, and became a member of the M. E. Church of which she remained till she united with the Free Methodist Church about the year 1871. She was a devoted Christian and honored resident. The funeral was conducted by Rev F. L. Hall of Holland, Ohio. The remains were taken to the Jordan Cemetery for interment. Peace to her shrinking ashes. The following quotation was found in the Allen Family Bible written by Eliza (Stillwell) Allen after receiving notice by the Union Army of the death of their son Daniel Orson Allen in the Civil War. “At Crab Orchard Hospital, Kentucky, December the 6th, 1861, our son Daniel Orson Allen, third son of Orson and Eliza Allen died of inflammation of the brain, age 16 years, 6 months, 11 Days, No fathers voice to give him joy. No mothers care to soothe his pain. No sister tears to cool his brow. No brother’s kindly words. In a distant land and far from home, upon the tented field he died. He gave his life for his country’s good. We will meet him at our savior’s side.” Also listed on the same page: “Silas William Allen, died April 11, 1863, in Nashville, Davison County, Tennessee, age 25 in the Civil War.” Eliza (Stillwell) Allen was born 11 Aug 1814, near Buffalo (Delaware Park), Erie County New York, the daughter of Samuel and Ann Perkins, Eliza married Orson Francis Allen 21 Jun 1832, in Russia Township, Lorain County, Ohio. Orson is the son of Silas and Louise (Lois) Butterfield. Obituary: Eliza Stilwell Allen, 21 Mar 1898 (Newspaper Unknown) Buried: Jordan Cemetery, Row 9, with husband Orson Francis Allen Submitted by: Marine S Damvelt, Kalamazoo, Michigan, mdamvelt@worldnet.att.net