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Dr Benton Charles Allen, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1894
Alta
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1991
Alta
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Benton C. Allen Sr., 97, of Route 2 died at noon Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1991, at his residence.

Born April 5, 1894, in Alta to Dr. Walter H. and Elma Shaw Allen, he married Lura Harlan on June 22, 1916, in Peoria. She died June 10, 1956, in Alta. He later married Helen Rowcliff [Hutson] on Feb. 1, 1964, in Peoria. She died Jan. 25, 1990, in Peoria. He also was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters, one son, one daughter, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Tom (Elizabeth) Lemons of Mahomet; two sons, Lee R. of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Dr. Benton C. Jr. of Galesburg; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was a veterinarian practicing in Peoria County for more than 40 years. He farmed and raised registered Hereford cattle.

He was a member of the Illinois and American Hereford Associations and was named the Illinois Hereford "Man of the Year" in 1967. He graduated from Chicago Veterinary College in 1915. A charter member and organizer of Exposition Gardens, he served on its board of directors for many years.

He was a 70-year member and past master of Alta Masonic Lodge, AF&AM, and a member of the Dunlap Kiwanis Club.

He also was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church in Dunlap, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Revs. Ron Dickinson and David Goodell will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, with masonic rites at 7. Burial will be in Mount Hawley Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to his church, Salvation Army, South Side Mission or any charity.

Journal Star (Peoria, IL) - Thursday, October 17, 1991 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter Hollis Allen (1860 - 1940)
  Elma Henrietta Shaw Allen (1868 - 1957)
 
 Spouses:
  Lura Irene Harlan Allen (1897 - 1956)
  Helen Louise Wells Hutson Rowcliffe Allen (1898 - 1990)
 
 Children:
  William Gordon Allen (1917 - 1945)*
  William Gordon Allen (1917 - 1945)*
  Eunice Jane Allen (1921 - 1931)*
  Lee Ross Allen (1923 - 2007)*
  Benton Charles Allen (1932 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martin Shaw Allen (1892 - 1979)*
  Benton Charles Allen (1894 - 1991)
  Roscoe Raymond Allen (1896 - 1986)*
  Julia E Allen Timmons (1898 - 1941)*
  Hollis Nuttal Allen (1900 - 1988)*
  Leta Mae Allen Challacombe (1903 - 1973)*
  Mabel Clare Allen (1905 - 1982)*
  Henry Cline Allen (1909 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hawley Cemetery
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Oct 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22159916
Dr Benton Charles Allen, Sr
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