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William Riley Allee
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Birth: May 28, 1851
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1934
Jasper County
Iowa, USA

Husband of: Ella Mae (Macy), Father to: Abbie Lena, Lexie Catherine, Leonard B.

The Grinnell Herald

(By a Staff Correspondent)

Lynnville, Ia., Jan. 30, Special:

William Riley Allee, son of Jacob and Katherine Allee, was born in Knightstown, Ind., May 28, 1851 and departed this life Jan. 22, 1934, aged 82 years, 7 months and 25 days. The first thirteen years of his young life were spent in Knightstown and afterward he moved with his parents, settling in Hamilton, Mo. At the age of 22 years he came to Iowa, locating in Lynn Grove township. Two years later he was united in marriage to Ella Macy, Aug. 5, 1875. To this union were born three children, Abbie, dying in 1902, Lexie in 1918. The wife and son, Leonard, are left to mourn their loss, together with seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and a host of friends. He was converted early in life. During his illness he was a patient sufferer and said he was trusting in Jesus.

Funeral services were held in the Friends church Thursday afternoon, Jan. 25, in charge of Rev. Giles Youngquist. Music was furnished by Mrs. Will Allee, Mrs. Harvey Gause, A.T. Gifford and Charles Potter, accompanied by Mrs. A.F. Quire. The quartet sang "In the Garden" and "Voices in Glory are Calling for Me." Mrs. Helen Gause sang "Have Thine Own Way, Lord, Have Thine Own Way." Pallbearers were Oran Allee, Ozro Dearinger, Harry Lincoln and Vern McFarlin, all grandsons, and Harold Macy and Howard Macy, nephews. Burial was in the Friends cemetery. Moana McFarlin, 9 years of age, wrote the following poem as a tribute to her great-grandfather:

My Great-Grandfather has gone
Maybe he will come back and see
me some day;
He is going to stay up in Heaven so far away,
Maybe I will go up in Heaven
some day,
Together my grandfather and I
will play.
I can still hear him say,
"How happy we were in those
olden days,"
But he says these are my happier
But when he says this how the
music plays--
Singing the songs of his childhood
My grandfather gets tears in his
eyes of joy,
But I said you were once a won-
derful boy.

Family links: 
  Ella Mae Macy Allee (1859 - 1937)*
  Lexie Catherine Allee Dearinger (1877 - 1918)*
  Leonard Brown Allee (1880 - 1956)*
  Abbie Lena Allee (1886 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Friends Cemetery
Jasper County
Iowa, USA
Created by: David Dearinger
Record added: May 25, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5481728
William Riley Allee
Added by: David Dearinger
William Riley Allee
Added by: David Dearinger
William Riley Allee
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 Added: Feb. 16, 2014

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