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Henry Smith Allen
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1869
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1924
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Husband of Annie Eliza Boyd. Son of Tandy Allen and Joanna Van Nice.


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, April 17, 1924


Henry Smith Allen was born in Cedar township, Lucas county, Iowa on August 10, 1869 and departed this life at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines on Saturday evening, April 12, 1924, at the age of 54 years, 8 months and 2 days. Though in the prime of life and the full enjoyment of his family and friends, he expressed himself as ready to go. He was taken to the hospital on January 28th, where he underwent an operation for appendicitis. Complications developed which, after weeks of suffering, brought the end. His unvarying patience and fortitude during his brave fight for life were constantly remarked by those who cared for him.

He was the son of the late Tandy and Joanna Van Nice Allen, of Russell, and was the eighth of twelve children. Five brothers and five sisters survive him, all of whom were here to attend the funeral services.

On Nov. 1, 1893 he was united in marriage to Annie E. Boyd, daughter of William and Ellen Boyd, of Russell, who, with one daughter, Ruth A. Gookin, of Chariton, and two sons, William Boyd, of Des Moines, and Tandy Van Nice, of Chariton, are left to mourn their great loss.

In early manhood he united with the Presbyterian church, later transferring his membership to the Methodist Episcopal church, to which he was devoted until death called him, secure in the reward which the future holds.

His entire life was lived in Lucas county, where he was well and favorably known for his sterling qualities. He was a generous and kind-hearted man, and performed his obligations to his family, his church, the community and the state with cheerfulness and fidelity. He was deeply interested in farm enterprises, and the propogation of improved stock, operating his Cedar township farm with competent aides until a few years ago, when he moved to Chariton, where he has since resided on south Eighth street.

He was an active member of the Masonic fraternity, having membership in Chariton Lodge No. 63, A.F. & A.M., a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Za-Ga-Zig Temple. Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, at Des Moines, and also a member of the Eastern Star order. He was actively interested in the Order of DeMolay for boys.

Besides the wife and children mentioned above the following brothers and sisters mourn his demise: Miss Carrie E. Allen, of Chicago; Mrs. Sam Goltry, Mrs. Geo. Johnson, Mrs. W. J. Prather, Aylmer and Clay Allen, all of this county; Chas. Allen, of Cozad, Neb.; Fred of Tobias, Neb.; Mrs. W. P. Wortman of Malvern; Dr. Lloyd Allen, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. To all these sorrowing ones the deep sympathy of a host of warm friends will be extended.

Family links: 
  Tandy Clay Allen (1832 - 1922)
  Joanna Smith Van Nice Allen (1835 - 1923)
  Annie Eliza Boyd Allen (1867 - 1949)*
  Carrie Ellen Allen (1856 - 1951)*
  Matilda Eliza Allen Cassity (1858 - 1897)*
  Sarah Adelaide Allen Prather (1860 - 1941)*
  Mary Isabel Allen Goltry (1861 - 1957)*
  Louisiana Allen Johnson (1863 - 1955)*
  Charles Edgar Allen (1865 - 1962)*
  Frederick Hadley Allen (1866 - 1946)*
  Henry Smith Allen (1869 - 1924)
  Gertrude Marion Allen Wortman (1871 - 1936)*
  Aylmer Jay Allen (1873 - 1961)*
  Tandy Clay Allen (1876 - 1930)*
  Lloyd Raymond Allen (1878 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Russell Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 3 Row 2 Grave 13
Created by: Skip
Record added: Jul 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39121284
Henry Smith Allen
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Henry Smith Allen
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Henry Smith Allen
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