|Birth: ||May 11, 1857|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1950|
Obituary – Published Dec 27, 1950
Cassander Bryant Allam was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, May 11, 1857. Orphaned at an early age he found a welcome and a good home with his uncle and aunt, William and Martha Dunham. In the spring of 1885 William with his family came to Little River to make their home. Bryant came the fall of 1885 with the "Dunham Boys" (Hiram, Milt and Wilbur). That winter they saw the worst storm to visit Kansas since the state was settled, the "Big Blizzard" of January 1886.
Bryant and Miss Laura Alton were married October 12, 1888. One son, Edgar, was born to them. They farmed for many years in the Little River community. About 20 years ago they moved to Satanta in the southwest part of the state and remained there two or three years. Since then they have lived in Little River.
Bryant was a horse lover. In Central Kansas 50 or 60 years ago there was much interest in road horses. Most farmers and many townspeople had one or more. Bryant shared this interest and his special love was his bay stallion, Almont (Monty).
Bryant came to have a good view of life. His many years seemed to teach him a great deal in a common-sense way, and he was able to express it in a few well spoken words. He wanted to know what was going on and enjoyed his newspaper. Just recently he has not been able to do much but a few years back he raised good gardens. Recently one of Little River's ministers, in a group of men, said he did not know how much his calling on the sick might help them. But he knew those sick people helped him. Others found it so with Bryant.
He died in Hoffman Memorial Hospital the day before Christmas at 10:00 a.m., 1950. He was in his 94th year.
For a number of years Jeff Dunham and Bryant have been the survivors of the large family that came here 65 years ago. All are now gone. We are glad they came. Members of the family remaining include his wife, Laura, his son Edgar, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. There are more distant relative s and friends.
The funeral was held at the Congregational Church, Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 2:30 p.m. His friend Percy L. Perry, conducted the service. The burial was in Bean Cemetery at Little River.
Reprinted with permission, The Monitor-Journal, 248 Main Street, Little River, KS, 67457
[Provided by Young Historical Library, 201 Main Street, P.O. Box 126, Little River, Kansas 67457]
Laura Alton Allam (1867 - 1951)
William Edgar Allam (1897 - 1972)*
Created by: Cathy Kessinger
Record added: May 31, 2009
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