|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1894|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 1962|
Eva was born the sixth of seven children to Charles and Lavinia Mount. She was very close to her younger sister, Elizabeth "Bessie" [O'Brien], and they often dressed alike.
Eva had a daughter out of wedlock just two months after her mother died in 1918. She evidently never divulged the father's name, so we do not know if it was the result of an indiscretion or something more malevolent. While perhaps admirable in a way, the lack of knowing caused her daughter Helen lifelong sadness.
Eva married Russell Allen in 1919 and they had three children together. Of those three, only daughter Margaret survived. Eva and her two daughters were abandoned by her husband during the Depression, but Eva had some support from her brothers Reuben ("Rube"), Elwood ("Dutch"), and Ira. Sister Stella, although increasingly crippled by arthritis, watched her children while Eva worked as a seamstress in a local mill.
She initially rented 629 New Buckley Street from Mr. Grundy, and later bought it for her own. It was across the street from the remaining end of an old canal, where her grandchildren would delight in the great variety of fish and turtles. Around the late 1940s her daughter Margaret convinced Eva and Russell to reconcile. Family photos from about that time suggest a trip to Niagara Falls may have celebrated their renewed relationship. Her daughter Helen had become a registered nurse, and cared for her about two years before she died of cancer.
Each year she would buy an Irish Sweepstakes ticket. She often said someday her "ship will come in." She never won, but her "ship" may have been the two daughters who dearly loved her.
Obituary summary: Surviving are 2 daughters: Miss Helen M. Allen of Bristol and Mrs. Rogers of Brighton, CO; a sister Mrs. John O'Brien of Bloomfield; 2 brothers Elwood Mount of Bristol and Ira Mount of Saratoga, CA.
Charles Eugene Mount (1847 - 1903)
Lavinia Hankinson Mount (1859 - 1918)
Russell Thomas Allen (1895 - 1953)
Eva Allen (____ - 1921)*
Russell Allen (____ - 1925)*
Helen Marie Peetz (1918 - 1981)*
Margaret Elizabeth Allen Rogers (1922 - 1980)*
Reuben Hankinson Mount (1884 - 1954)*
Stella Lina Mount (1886 - 1936)*
Elwood Carney Hankinson Mount (1887 - 1975)*
Ira Clayton Mount (1892 - 1980)*
Eva Sarah Mount Allen (1894 - 1962)
Elizabeth Hartshorn Mount O'Brien (1896 - 1977)*
New Jersey, USA
Maintained by: James Allen "Jim" Rogers
Originally Created by: Judy Ryan
Record added: May 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70490349
Anne Mount West
Added: Jul. 26, 2015
Dear Grandma, Remember how I used to stick myself on the thorns of your real roses? Sorry I broke your little weather thing on the wall when I was little. It was fascinating! I have often wished we had taken that walk down to the park with the buttonwood ...(Read more)|
James Allen Rogers
Added: May. 9, 2013