|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1832|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1906|
Married April 10 1854
Death of Mrs. Jeremiah M. Allen.
Mrs. Harriet S. Griswold, widow of the late Hon. Jeremiah Mervin Allen, summer residents at Falmouth Heights for many years, died last Saturday morning at her home. No. 138 Collins street, Hartford, Conn. She had been in failing health for some time, but had been able to be about until the last few days. Death was due to heart failure.
Mrs. Allen was a daughter of Herman S. and Mary A. (Wheaton) Griswold of Ellington, Conn., and was born March 30, 1832, in, that town. She married Mr. Allen April 10, 1856, and had since resided in Hartford. Mr. Allen died December 28, 1903. Mrs. Allen came from Revolutionary ancestry.
Mrs. Allen and her husband were charter members of the Asylum Hill Congregational church, and she had been prominent in the work of the church until failing health prevented active service. Of charitable disposition and with a warm interest in the unfortunate, she was liberal in her benefactions and will be remembered with gratitude by many. She was interested in many charitable societies. Of a kindly spirit and with an amiable temperament she endeared herself to a wide circle of friends.
Mrs. Allen is survived by two children, Elizabeth T. (Mrs. C. E. Roberts) and William H. Allen, and two grandsons, Harry A. Roberts and J. Mervin Allen, both of Boston. She also leaves a brother, Charles Griswold of New York, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Hale, who had lived with her since Mr. Allen's death.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon from her late home, the Rev. Jos. H. Twichell, pastor of the Asylum Hill Congregational church, officiating. Interment in the family lot in Cedar Hill cemetery.
Falmouth Enterprise, [Falmouth, Mass.] Saturday, April 14, 1906; Page: 5
Hermon C. Griswold (1806 - 1863)
Mary A. Wheaton Griswold (____ - 1875)
Jeremiah Mervin Allen (1833 - 1903)
Harriet Sophia Griswold Allen (1832 - 1906)
Mary Jane Fitch Griswold Hale (1836 - 1909)*
Ella Louise Griswold (1851 - 1853)*
Charles H. Griswold (1853 - 1920)*
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section 1
Created by: C Greer
Record added: Aug 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57513044