Printed in The Davis News on Sept. 13, 1917; Reprinted with permission
We regret to announce the illness of Mrs. H. H. Allen, whose condition is critical and whose death is thought to be only a matter of hours. Three or four weeks ago Mrs. Allen suffered a nervous breakdown. She gradually grew worse and her condition became critical Tuesday night, since which time she has been unconscious. Her brother, Mr. Wood of Brownwood, Texas, and her nieces, Mrs. J. C. Keller of Enid and Miss Edna McCord of Pauls Valley are at her bedside. Mrs. Allen is one of Davis' most estimable ladies and her host of friends are grieved at her condition but continue to hope that she may yet rally and be restored to health.
Printed in The Davis News on Sept 20, 1917; Reprinted with permission
Mrs. H. H. Allen
In our issue last Thursday we chronicled the critical illness of Mrs. H. H. Allen. She died that night at 8:45 o'clock. The funeral was held at the family home, the Allen Cottage, Friday afternoon at 4:30, Rev. A. J. French conducting the service. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.
Mrs. Amie (sic) Caroline Allen, wife of Capt. H. H. Allen, was born in Pontotoc county, Miss., July 9th, 1859, making her a little over 58 years of age. She was the daughter of Capt. S. H. Wood of Mississippi, a captain in Gen. Forrest's cavalry in the Confederate army. After the close of the civil war Capt. Wood moved to Brown county, Texas, where Miss Wood spent the most of her early life. It was there she first met Capt. Allen and on the 20th day of February, 1882, they were married. At that time Capt. Allen was living in Junction City, Texas, and was engaged in the mercantile and cattle raising business. They moved to Davis in the Spring of 1895, and have lived here since that time conducting the Allen Cottage, the town's most popular hostelry with the traveling public. To them only one child was born, Miss Dollie May Allen, who now resides with her father. Aside from her husband and daughter, the deceased was survived by a brother, D. H. Wood of Brownwood; four sisters, Mrs. M. E. Hodges of San Angelo, Texas; Mrs. All Rogers and Mrs. Sallie Sanders of Brownwood; and Mrs. Emma Hutchinson of Clovis, Cal. Her brother was the only one of them present at her death and burial. Mr. L. P. McCord, son and daughter, A. C. McCord and Miss Edna McCord, of Pauls Valley, and Mrs. Ruby Keller (niece) of Enid, also attended the funeral.
Mrs. Allen was one of Davis' best known and best liked ladies. She was held in great respect and esteem by all who knew her, and her death caused sorrow and sadness in her large circle of friends. She was a member of the Baptist church, which she joined in early life. In her younger days she was very active in Sunday school and church work.
The News joins in extending condolence to the sorrowing relatives who are bereft of this good woman's love and care.
Card of Thanks.
We, husband and daughter, take this method of giving publicly a faint expression of appreciation to our good friends and the good citizenship of Davis for what they did and offered during the sickness, death and burial of wife and mother, and especially to the good ladies who made such beautiful floral contributions. You will ever be remembered. Many, Many thanks.