|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1876|
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1943|
"Rutherfod (sic) Coleman Allen was born October 19, 1876 at Hillman, Ind., and departed this life Nov. 6, 1943, at the age of sixty-seven years and eighteen days.
"Cola as he was known to his friends had been in failing health for the past six months and five weeks ago came to the Feldhut hospital with the hope that his health would improve. The past week he seemed much better and was sitting in his hospital room waiting for the car to take him home when he quietly passed away.
"He was married to Stella Holden, Nov. 18, 1900, and to this union eight children were born, two, Herman and Glenn having passed to their reward. He leaves his wife, Stella, and children, Clarence Allen, Mrs. Della Curtis, Charles Allen, Sylvia Allen, Mrs. Golda Franklin and Mrs. Velma Hanback; eight grandchildren, three brothers and four sister to mourn his passing.
"Cola was the second child born to Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Allen, deceased, and came with his parents to Stafford county in 1877 where he lived continually, with the exception of five years which he spent in farming in Gray county, Kansas, but being devoted to his first home, he returned to Stafford and remained until the close of life.
"Having lived here since his childhood he leaves a record of his life in the memories of his friends and neighbors.
"Funeral services were held from the Peacock & Soice memorial chapel, Thursday afternoon, Nov. 11, 1943, conducted by Rev. Carl Packard. Interment in the Leesburg cemetery by the side of the two children preceeding (sic) him."
According to information giving during the 1918 draft for WWI, Rutheford's date of birth was Oct. 17, 1876, not the 19th. He was the son of Mathew and Elizabeth Kirby Allen. The family made the move to York township, Stafford county, Kansas before Rutheford's fourth birthday. By the time of Federal Census in 1900, he was living with Charles W and Jennie V Holden's family whose daughter Stella he married that same year. The couple had a farm in Union township in that same county.
Stella Frances Holden Allen (1883 - 1959)
Clarence Ronal Allen (1901 - 1967)*
Herman Coleman Allen (1906 - 1917)*
Rutheford Glenn Allen (1914 - 1928)*
Note: The obituary (in quotes) contributed by Richard Wesley (47285987) as published (and punctuated) in The Stafford Courier, Stafford, Kansas, Thursday, Nov. 18, 1943, page seven.
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Record added: Apr 28, 2012
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