|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1826|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 1916|
El Dorado County
The Mountain Democrat
April 1, 1916 – Page 2
The Death of J.P. Allen
John Page Allen, another one of the pioneers of El Dorado county, passed away last Saturday at the family home on Cedar Ravine in this city.
He had recently returned from a visit to his daughter, Mrs. H.W. Shartzer, of Sacramento, at whose home the 90th anniversary of his birthday was celebrated, Feb. 22, by a gathering of relatives and friends, when he was apparently in the best of health. After his return home two weeks ago, he was stricken with la grippe, death resulting from a weakening of the heart from the disease.
Mr. Allen was a native of Fairfield, Maine, where he learned the ship joiners' trade. Coming to San Francisco, via Panama, in 1858, he worked at his trade but a short time. Leaving that city he came to Sacramento, from where he started out afoot, for the mines. He settled at Newtown, following placer mining for three years. Afterwards, he moved to Placerville, where his principal occupation was mining, which he successfully followed for many years.
A jovial man of excellent principles, he was universally liked, and was chosen for a number of successive years as one of the directors of the El Dorado County Fair Association, when county fairs were formerly held here. He was also interested in "The Grange", a co-operative store of which he was one of the founders and which was conducted for several years in the building now occupied by F. Benjamin.
For many years he had been a member of Palmyra Lodge No. 26, F and A.M., of this city, under whose auspices the funeral was conducted Monday at 2 p.m., in Masonic Temple, Rev. J.W. Winkley officiating. Mrs. S.H. Rantz and Miss Mollie Carpenter sang several appropriate hymns, and interment was in Union Cemetery.
He leaves five children: Mrs. T.B. Hart, of Wardner, Idaho; George Allen of Ashland, Ore.; Mrs. George Bertschi, of Palo Alto; Mrs. H.W. Shartzer of Sacramento; and Fred D. Allen of this city.
Crispianna Young Allen (1830 - 1891)*
Mary Ann Allen Van Vleck (1851 - 1885)*
Fredrick D. Allen (1870 - 1932)*
Placerville Union Cemetery
El Dorado County
Maintained by: Chelsey Wilkinson
Originally Created by: Diana Satterfield
Record added: Sep 20, 2009
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