Harrison Owens Albin, 65, resident of Dickens County since 1917, died Thursday night of a heart attack at his home on Burlington Avenue. The death of Mr. Albin, a prominent stock farmer of this section and a former member of the Spur school board, came as a surprise, since he had been in good health, complaining of feeling bad only a short time before his death.
He is survived by his wife, Allie Albin; three sons: John and Ferrell, Spur, Henry, Oklahoma City, OK; three daughters, Julia Mae Albin, Spur, Mrs. Lera Mateer, Oklahoma City; and Mrs. Annis Stotts also of Oklahoma City. Another daughter, Nellie B. Seitz, preceded him in death by seven months. Brothers and sisters are J.J. and J.K. Albin, Spur; Mrs. E.P. Epley, AZ, W.R. Albin, Pampa; R.A. Albin, Miami, FL, J.P. Albin, Tyler and Mrs. W.E. Ballard and Mrs. T.C. Sandlin, Spur. Five grandchildren also survive. They are: Joan Stotts, Patricia Mateer, Jane Ann Albin, Judy Seitz, and Leslie Albin.
Last rites were held Saturday morning at the Spur Methodist Church with Rev. James E. Harrell, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Spur Cemetery with Campbell Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Active pallbearers were: M.L. Rickels, J.B. Morrison, W.R. Lewis, C.A. Denson, Ned Hogan, W.F. Foreman, F.W. Jennings, and M.L. Jones.
Flower bearers were Helen Hale, Frances Walton, Sylvia Philley, Neitha Campbell, Polly Clemmons, Hazel Elms, Hazel Watson, Annie Laurie Lewis, Ruth Wylie and Royce Karr.
Mr. Albin had been a stock farmer at Rochester in Haskell County before coming to Spur. He was also a school board member at Rochester, and held the same position here when the old high school building was constructed. He was a member of the board of county commissioners from 1926 to 1929. At the time of his death he was a director of the Spur branch of the Federal Land Bank. He was also a Knight Templar of the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Albin was born in Comanche County, Texas. He was married to Miss Allie May Chapman on April 10, 1904 at Marcy, Texas, now known as Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. Albin moved to Dickens County from Rochester in 1917. He became a member of the Methodist church in 1911.