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Elisabeth Loar Allum
Birth: Dec. 29, 1840
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1923
Jasper County
Iowa, USA

Two ALLUM brothers John Supler Allum and Andrew Kimmins Allum married two LOAR women. Andrew's wife Margaret was a daughter of Jacob Loar, 1817-1888, and first wife, Maria Nelson, 1819-1864. John's wife Elisabeth was Jacob's youngest sister, last of fourteen children of John Loar, 1789-1873, and Hester Stevens, 1796-1881. For those interested, a book titled THE LOAR GENEALOGY With Cognate Branches, 1774-1947 by Emma Loar Gaddis, published in 1949, provides more than 300 pages of documentation about descendants nationwide to that time.

Elisabeth was Margaret's aunt, but the two women were born only two years apart, Elisabeth in 1840, Margaret in 1842.

An early image of Elisabeth, her beauty undeniable, is seen here and may have been created about 1858 when she married John at age 18 in Wind Ridge, Greene County, Pennsylvania.

After Elisabeth and John migrated from Pennsylvania to Iowa in 1867, Margaret and Andrew followed in 1869. Both men farmed in rural Jasper County. For more than two decades the families remained in the same county until Margaret and Andrew migrated south to Missouri, then to Oklahoma.

Treasured images of Elisabeth and John created at various times do exist, including formal family group photos that allow us to see adult children with elderly parents. In birth order, children were Hester Matilda Ann, 1860-1904; James Newton, 1862-1905; Sarah Emma Jane, 1865-1945; Mary Martha Belle, 1867-1959; Flossie Edna, 1874-1967; and Elizabeth Pearl, 1880-1963. All married and had families.

When Elisabeth and John settled in Jasper County in 1867 it was permanent: They lived in that location for more than five decades before their deaths two years apart, John in 1921, Elisabeth in 1923, at the respective ages of 83 and 82 years. They share a gravestone at Our Silent City Cemetery in Kellogg, Iowa the Jasper County town to which they retired in 1889. Nearby in death are three of their adult children, two of whom predeceased them in 1904 and 1905.

Martin Van Buren was President when Elisabeth was born, James Buchanan in office when she married John, and Calvin Coolidge in the White House when she died. --DeeAnna

Gravestone photo by Gary Arthur Neveln, gifted to ALLUM in 2007 
Family links: 
  John Loar (1789 - 1873)
  Hester Stephens Loar (1796 - 1881)
  John Supler Allum (1838 - 1921)*
  Hester Matilda Ann Allum Burnfiel (1860 - 1904)*
  James Newton Allum (1862 - 1905)*
  Infant Allum (1864 - 1864)*
  Sarah Emma Jane Allum Hill (1865 - 1945)*
  Mary Martha Belle Allum Guessford (1868 - 1959)*
  Flossie Edna Sheehan Allum Lepard (1874 - 1967)*
  Elizabeth Pearl Allum Borneman (1880 - 1963)*
  Sarah Loar Morris (1815 - 1891)**
  Jacob Loar (1817 - 1888)*
  George Loar (1818 - 1884)**
  Apollos Loar (1820 - 1890)**
  James Loar (1830 - 1894)*
  Hester Jane Loar Jacobs (1836 - 1910)**
  Lana Ann Loar Wilson (1838 - 1933)**
  Elisabeth Loar Allum (1840 - 1923)
*Calculated relationship
Our Silent City Cemetery
Jasper County
Iowa, USA
Created by: DeeAnna Allum Granston
Record added: Jan 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24232028
Elisabeth <i>Loar</i> Allum
Added by: DeeAnna Allum Granston
Elisabeth <i>Loar</i> Allum
Added by: DeeAnna Allum Granston
Elisabeth <i>Loar</i> Allum
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Lois J. Hinshaw
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1st cousin 4x removed
- dwcooley
 Added: May. 6, 2012

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 Added: Sep. 26, 2011
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