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James Crawford Allen
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1844
Putnam County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1886
Putnam County
Illinois, USA

The Henry Republic, Henry, Illinois, November 25, 1886

The Funeral Pageant

James C. Allen

On Sunday morning, as the holy day was dimmly dawning, all that was mortal of James Crawford Allen, yielded unto the demands of the immortal and a bright spirit was called to the other life. He died at 3:00 at the residence of Henry Clemens, near Florid, Putnam County. The deceased was a native of Magnolia Township, born on the Allen farm in the south part of Oxbow. He was the son of Hiram Allen, one of four of the second family by a second mother. His brothers, Hiram and Eli are now residents of Nebraska. Samuel Allen, a half brother lives in Wenona and John Allen is a hotel keeper in Varna. James attended the district school about home until quite a lad and became an intellegent scholar. Later in life he attended the Henry public school and the Henry seminary envincing ernest student qualities, learning rapidly and comprehending the lessons, being one of the first and the brightest of his classes. With the exception of a brief period when he was engaged in the tree business, Mr. Allen has been a resident of Putnam and Marshall Counties. [text missing] For 6 or 8 years he has been the Mineral Springs Correspondant of this paper, writing under the non de plume of "Heathen Chiney". [text missing] For the past five or six years, Mr. Allen has been an invalid [text missing]. The funeral took place at 1:00 on Tuesday at Mr. Clemens' and after the religious rites had been performed, the remains were conveyed to the cemetery at Caledonia.

Transcribed by Nancy Piper


The Putnam Record, December 2, 1886

James C. Allen, of Oxbow, whose death was mentioned in these columns last week, had been afflicted for a number of years, and as many of our readers may have a curiosity to know what his ailment was we copy form the Henry Republican the following autopsy:
"An autopsy was held Sunday evening on the body of James C. Allen, by Drs. Cowen, of Hennepin, Bickel, of Florid, and Pendleton, of Magnolia. It was found that the deceased had been suffering from pulmonary puthisis. In the right lung was found a cavity about two inches in diameter; the remainder of the lung was dotted all through its substance with tubercular deposits. In the left lung there were several smaller cavities, two of them being about the size of hen's eggs, and the others of smaller dimensions. Some of them were empty, others were filled with purulent expectoration. The intestines were also affected with tubercular disease, there being tubercular deposits over nealy the entire surface of the bowels, in some places gragrenous. The other organs were found to be in a comparatively sound condition. The immediate cause of death was a heart-clot, which in some way entered the circulation, and on reaching the heart caused instant death.

Transcribed by Nancy Piper 
Family links: 
  Hiram Allen (1802 - 1863)
  Elizabeth Howell Allen (1809 - 1881)
  Archibald Allen (1826 - 1846)**
  Samuel Glenn Allen (1828 - 1891)**
  John Hiram Allen (1833 - 1916)**
  William Allen (1834 - 1846)**
  Thomas Allen (1836 - 1913)**
  Isaac Glenn Allen (1840 - 1915)**
  Mary Allen (1842 - 1843)*
  James Crawford Allen (1844 - 1886)
  Eli Allen (1845 - 1927)*
  David Allen (1849 - 1868)*
  Hiram G Allen (1850 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Caledonia Cemetery
Putnam County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Alan R. Wambold
Originally Created by: HJ
Record added: Apr 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89151908

 Added: Apr. 26, 2012

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