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Emma Louisa Grubaugh Allen
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1866
Gratiot County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 15, 1952
Shepherd
Isabella County
Michigan, USA

Emma Louisa Grubaugh was born in 1866 to Benjamin Franklin Grubaugh and Sarah Ellen Washington. She was the oldest of their eleven children. She married Perry George Allen in 1883 and they celebrated 64 years of marriage together. See the bio for Perry George Allen for a description of the golden anniversary wedding party.
Here is Emma's obituary:
ISABELLA COUNTY REPUBLICAN
5 JUNE 1952
MRS. EMMA L. GRUBAUGH ALLEN
The recent death of Mrs. Emma ALLEN recalls to mind many aspects of the era in which she and her famous husband, Perry, lived. The early days of the lumbering era in this part of the state set the stage for the laater days when Mr. Allen, as a member of the Lumberjacks Orchestra became known from coast to coast, while Mrs. ALLEN remained quietly at home keeping the home fires content to bask in the reflected glory of her mate. Perry, with his rattling spoons,tambourine, red and green dancing shoes was a fixture of the late Frank I. WIXON'S famed Lumberjack picnic staged year after year at Edenville, where upwards of 30,000 persons gathered. Nationally acclaimed,the orchestra was recognized at the National Fold Music Festival in St. Louis some years ago. Perry himself was known as that clever little Michigan Lumberjack as he entertained with music,dancing and stories from coast to coast via stage & radio. He played stage shows in Chicago, Cleveland,Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington,Cattanoga and New York besides visiting many smaller cities in Michigan. He swapped yarns with Eddie DOWLING,New York producer,stomp danced with Benton, Missouri artist and sang for Allen Lofax of the Library of Congress and Traverse City introduced him to the Highway Engineers of America. Dr. E. C. BECK, head of the English department at Central Michigan College of Education, ran his picture in his book "Songs of the Michigan Lumberjacks". Judge George A. BELDING made him the subject of a poem, "That Little Scotch Lumberjack". On one occasion, however, his wife shared the limelight equally with him, and that was on May 6th, 1943, when they celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary at their home in Shepherd.
Friends and relatives from miles around came to help that occasion and offer congratulations.The Lumberjacks and Dr. BECK made their appearance to extend theri best wishes to the couple and to contribute to the entertainment of the day. Thus,today we have only these memories of one who made the name of our little town known throughout the nation with just the simple repetition of what was once a part of the every day life of our forefathers.

Allen, Emma
Row G Lot 19 Block H Space 5
Buried May 17, 1952
Owner: Emma L. Allen
Twp. clerk record page 851
NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN - CLIPPING - HAND DATED 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Franklin Grubaugh (1840 - 1911)
  Sarah Ellen Washington Grubaugh (1849 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Perry George Allen (1859 - 1947)
 
 Siblings:
  Emma Louisa Grubaugh Allen (1866 - 1952)
  Mary Anna Grubaugh Hill (1868 - 1909)*
  George Ephraim Grubaugh (1870 - 1953)*
  Sarah Ellen Grubaugh Gardner (1872 - 1921)*
  Rosa Bell Grubaugh Stevens (1874 - 1936)*
  Elizabeth May Grubaugh Day (1877 - 1944)*
  Orpha Maude Grubaugh Haller (1879 - 1964)*
  Lester Franklin Grubaugh (1881 - 1941)*
  Bessie Matilda Grubaugh Stockwell (1884 - 1967)*
  Pearl Irene Grubaugh Harder (1888 - 1947)*
  Jennie Melissa Grubaugh Drew (1894 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt River Cemetery
Shepherd
Isabella County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Row G Lot 19 Block H Space 5
 
Created by: Richard Holmes
Record added: Jun 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91158244
Emma Louisa <i>Grubaugh</i> Allen
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