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John Merriman Allen
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Birth: May 31, 1892
Wood County
West Virginia, USA
Death: May 3, 1980
Wood County
West Virginia, USA

John M. Allen, 87, of 1111 13th St. died Saturday at his residence.
Allen was born in wood County, a son of the late Major R. and Mary Jane Webber Allen. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was retired from American Viscose Corp. after 31 years service. He also had been employed by the firestone Tire and Rubber Co. of Akron, Ohio.
Surviving are his wife, Gretta E. King Allen; three sons, Murl D. Allen of Vienna, Merritt R. of Parkersburg, and Sterling R. Allen of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma G. Sheppard of Akron and Mrs. Willadene Wingrove of Vincent, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Nina Mackey of Parkersburg; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters.
Services will be conducted Tuesday, 11 a.m., at the Leavitt Funeral Home with burial in the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
The Parkersburg News, Sunday, 4 May 1980, pg. 22
Family links: 
  Major Reed Allen (1864 - 1954)
  Mary Jane Webber Allen (1873 - 1946)
  Gretta Estal King Allen (1898 - 1980)*
  John Merriman Allen (1892 - 1980)
  Sarah Blanche Allen (1894 - 1906)*
  Clara May Allen Tice (1898 - 1955)*
  Zana Mary Allen Knopp (1903 - 1961)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Wood County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Carol McConkey Skeen
Record added: Oct 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59721061
John Merriman Allen
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Why are there 2 memorials for this man???
- Charlene Patton
 Added: Jun. 16, 2012
My grandfather was my companion hunting fishing and talking, I sure do miss all your help and care,
- Larry Allen
 Added: Jul. 20, 2011

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