|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1815, England|
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1910|
William Allgood was born in Nedingworth, England, on June 18, 1815, and died at
his home near this city on Wednesday morning, August 24, 1910, being 95 years, 2
months and six days of age. For several years he had been a sufferer from
Bright's disease which was the cause of his death.
In 1850 Mr. Allgood came to America and went to what was then known as the far
west, locating at Kansas City, Mo., where he engaged in teaming and was known as
a freighter to more western points. At that time Indians were in possession of
greater part of the country west of the Mississippi river, and they gave the
settlers and travelers unlimited trouble by their depredations. Mr. Allgood was
well acquainted with Kit Carson, the famous Indian fighter, and the stories of
frontier life as told by him were thrilling in their details.
Tiring of frontier life, having gathered together a snug sum of money, Mr.
Allgood went back to England in the early part of 1861 and on October 18, of
that year he was united in marriage to Miss Anna bright. After a residence of
seven years in England Mr. Allgood returned to America, coming to Chicago, then
They settled in this city, residing on the lot south of the M.E. Church for
several eyars then he purchased a small tract of land east of town on the south
bank of the river which was his home up to the time of his death.
After moving to his farm he devoted the greater part of his time to hunging,
fishing and trapping. Mr. Allgood was a familiar character of this place for
years and was known to everyone through his knowledge of the river and hunting
He leaves his aged life companion and three sons - William B. Allgood who
resides with his mother, Frank and Charles Allgood of Chicago Heights and six
Funeral services were held at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
conducted by Rev. Conner of the M.E. church, with burial in the Momence
Momence Progress Reporter Newspaper.
Created by: Joseph Anthony
Record added: Jan 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104351454
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