Decatur County Journal Leon, Iowa October 13, 1898
Died of inflammation of the brain, at the home of his parents in Burrell Township, three miles northeast of Davis City, Leonard Euclare Allen.
He was the second son of Wilson Allen and Emily Mahala Peters Allen and was born in Peoria, Mahaska County, Iowa on January 11, 1893 and died October 10, 1898 being 5 years, 8 months and 19 days old.
Leonard was a bright and loving child and was loved by all who knew him. Although his stay was short, it was like the the fleeting shadows, soon come and soon go. The parents and friends have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in their sad bereavement.
The funeral service was conducted at the Bethel Church by Rev. H. A. Bennett after which the little body was laid to rest to await the resurrection morning.