A long period of failing health resulted in death last night shortly after 9 o'clock for David A. Allaman, the end coming at Monmouth hospital where he had been under treatment for the past nine days.
He was the son of Valentine and Rachel (Essex) Allaman, and was born in Rozetta township, Henderson county, November 15, 1866. On May 2, 1893, he was married to Miss Laura B. Lukens, and they had the privilege of observing their 50th anniversary a little over four years ago.
They were the parents of six children, four of whom survive with the mother: Mrs. David Olson, Robert Allaman, Mrs. Forest Swanson and Everett Allaman, all of Monmouth. A son, Leonard R., is desceased and a daughter, Vera, died in infancy. There are fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Allaman was the last of a family of ten children.
For a number of years he was engaged in the mercantile business in Henderson county and after coming to Monmouth many years ago was in business here, latterly as a coal dealer. Until his health failed he was unusually active and was known to practically everyone in the community.
He was a member of the First Methodist church of Monmouth, and was affiliated with the Masnoic and Odd Fellows fraternities.
Funeral services will be held at the Lugg Memorial Chapel at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. Dr. Gay C. White of the First Methodist church will officiate and interment will be made in the family lot in Monmouth cemetery.