|Death: ||Jan. 3, 1902, At Sea|
From Story County Watchman January 17, 1902
Story City Messenger: ....Letters and newspaper from the Pacific coast confirm the sad fact that Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Allen went down with the illfated steamer Walla Walla. They had been visiting their son-in-law who lives near San Francisco, and were on their home ward journey when the calamity over took them. From the newspaper reports it seems that Mrs. Allen acted the heroic part of this tragedy. When the last boat left the sinking vessel there was just room for one more and she was invited to the place but when she was informed that their was no room for her husband she refused to go but preferred to die with him.
SUBMITTER'S NOTE: Dr. B. F. Allen was Dr. Benjamin F. Allen. He married Louisa Cook 24 June 1861 in Marion County, Ohio.
Mary Louisa Cook Allen (____ - 1902)
Francis Burrough Allen (1874 - 1874)*
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Went down with the steamer Walla Walla off the coast of California
Created by: Dorian the Historian
Record added: Oct 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98133930