, was born in Stark County Ohio, Perry township, September the 23 1823. Moved with his parents to Wayne (original states Wane) County Ohio in 1834. Was married to Lucyette Hale in 1850 and moved to Fulton County in 1851. ( From Pioneer Society Records)

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,

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,


Burial: Buried May 11, 1927 in Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia, Marion County, IL Mrs. Mary Ann (Alwood) Allen, 74 mother of Mrs. Archie Hammond and J. G. Allen of Centralia, passed away at the formers home 700 South Cedar Street about 4:30 o'clock this morning after an illness of a number of months. Mrs. Allen suffered a bad fall last winter that result in a hip fracture and complications developing were assigned the cause of death. Funeral services are to be held at the Hammond residence Wednesday afternoon. Rev F. O. Fannon, pastor of the First Christian Church officiating. Interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery. In addition to the son and daughter living here, Mrs. Allen is survived by six other daughters. Mrs. W F Narregang of Michigan, Mrs. M F Conklin of Rockford, Mrs. D R Bradley o f Rockford, Mrs. Wayne Chandler of Memphis, and Miss Jessie Allen of Pine Bluff, Ark., and three sons William Allen of Green Bay, Wis., Frank Allen of South Bend, Ind., and Howard Allen of Memphis. She was a member of the Christian Church for many years. Mary Ann (Alwood) Allen is the child Peola Alwood and Matildia Steinman, born 24 Feb 1853 in Delta, Futon Co, Ohio Mary Ann married, George Francis Asbury Allen 1869, Royalton Township, Fulton County Ohio. Obituary: Centralia Sentinel, Centralia, Marion Co, IL, Monday 9 May 1927, Page 2: Submitted by: Marine S Damvelt, Kalamazoo, Michigan,

Allen, George F.

Burial: Buried April 17, 1923 in Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia, Marion County, IL George F Allen died Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs Archie E Hammond, 638 South El m Street, aged seventy five years eleven months and twelve days. Funeral will be held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Mr. Allen is a native of Ohio as he was born in Delta, Ohio where he spent the early part of his life there on the Allen homestead. Later after marrying Miss Mary Ann Allwood of that place he moved south for several years and then made his home in Grand Haven, Mich., but has been here in Centralia for the past six months. He is survived by his wife, seven daughters, Mrs. W F Narregang of Grand Haven, Mich., Mrs. B R Cupples of Searcy, Ark , Mrs. Archie Hammond of this city, Mrs. Miles F Conklin of Rockford, Ill, Mrs. Wyman Chandler of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. D R Bradley of Chicago, Mrs. Rupert Cutler of Belott, Wis, and four sons, Mr Wm Allen of Green Bay, Wis, G.H. Allen of this city, F. V. Allen of Jackson, Tenn, and James G. Allen of Jackson, Miss. George Francis Asbury Allen is the son of Orson Francis Allen and Eliza Stillwell. Born 3 May 1847, Royalton Township, Fulton County, Ohio George married Mary Ann Alwood 1859, Royalton Township, Fulton County, Ohio. Mary Ann is the daughter of Peola Alwood and Matilda Steinman. Obituary: George F Allen, Centralia Sentinel, page 2, Centralia, Marion Co, IL Monday 16 Apr 1923. Submitted by: Marine S Damvelt, Kalamazoo, Michigan,

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