Wife of John Randolph Allen
MRS. ANN E. ALLEN
Words said of another are applicable to Mrs. Ann E. Allen, who entered heavenly life at her home in Skaneateles, Friday, Jan. 28, 1927.
She loved her town. She lived the simple life, but exercised a wide and joyful hospitality, and she eagerly helped others. Of a fine mind, she cared more for persons than for books, and her faith drew out the best in those around her.
Three years ago, she suffered from paralysis, the painful nature of which her patient and hopeful spirit had well nigh concealed from her many friends. Her victorious attitude, during the years of her illness, transformed her chamber into a sanctuary in which dwelt the divine presence. In her were beautifully harmonized the practical and domestic side of Martha and the trustful and quiet life of Mary.
Born in Sandy Creek, Nov. 25, 1845, being the daughter of Mason and Mary Olmstead Salisbury. Her paternal grandfather, Reuben, was among the early settlers of the town of Sandy Creek, and he and his descendants became leading factors in the development of this section. From the inception of the town to the present day, the Salisburys have been prominent in the political and religious life of the community. Her father, Mason, was the third son of eleven children born to Reuben Salisbury born in Vermont, and who accompanied his parents to their wilderness home when a lad of twelve years of age. Our older residents remember him as a man of great force of character and as a leader of undoubted ability. For thirty-three years he served his town as justice of the peace, represented his district at Albany and served the U.S. government as enrolling officer during the Civil War.
Mrs. Allen was married to John R. Allen, Oct. 20, 1860, Mr. Allen passed away July 3, 1909. Two children blessed their union, who survive her: Albert J. Allen, Skaneateles, and Mrs. George E. Robinson, Westbrook, Maine.
Her obsequies were held Monday, Jan. 31, 1927, at the First Baptist church of Lacona and Sandy Creek. Rev. T.T. Davies officiated. Interment in the family lot in Woodlawn cemetery. The beautiful and fragrant flowers bore silent tribute to a life that had been unselfishingly lived, and beautifully devoted to the well being of others.
She accepted in early life the Christian way of living, became a member of the church and continued true and faithful to her Lord until a voice whispered, "Child -come home" and thus without any seeming struggle and pain, she "fell asleep in Jesus." The worn out body, the temple in which her beautiful life had functioned for more than eighty years, found peace and rest. She gave to the world the best she had and the best came back to her. The ministries of love and sympathy, so ungrudgingly rendered her, by loving hands, were the natural expression of appreciation of her gracious life, her noble character and her rich personality.
"Her soul to Him Who gave it, rose,
God led it to its long reposeó
Its glorious rest.
Although her earthly sun is set,
Its light shall linger around us yet,
-Bright, radiant, and blest."
Source: Sandy Creek News, Feb 3, 1927
Mason Salisbury (1818 - 1877)
Mary Olmstead Salisbury (1808 - 1896)
John Randolph Allen (1848 - 1909)*
Albert J. Allen (1873 - 1943)*
New York, USA
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Record added: Apr 14, 2007
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