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Wallace Coates "W.C." Allen
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1877
Floyd County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 16, 1935
Long Valley
Jackson County
South Dakota, USA


On September 28th, 1887 [1877], Wallace Coats was born to Alfred and Elizabeth Allen near Rockford, Iowa.

On April 7th, 1900, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Popham and started farming on the old homestead near Rochford [Rockford]. He spent his life farming in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and in 1925 came to South Dakota.

During the last three years ill health was brought on by asthma and he gradually lost strength until a heart attack brought death suddenly. He died Thursday evening, May 16th, at the age of 57 years, 7 months and 18 days.

He kept his hopeful outlook on life to the last and was much cheered and comforted by the visits of his friends and neighbors and by the constant and devoted care of his wife.
He is survived by his widow and two children, Glen and Ruby, both of Long Valley. There are two grandchildren. There are also four sisters and one brother, Mrs. Ruby Perrine of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Mrs. Alweda [Almeda] Blunt of Rudd, Iowa, Mrs. Enola Elliot of Iowa City, Iowa, Mrs. Grace Lain [Lair] of Rochester, Minn., and Suel of Long Valley. His parents, one sister and one brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held in the hall at Long Valley, Rev. R. J. Elwood officiating. Mrs. Elwood sang three numbers and played her own accompaniment. Interment was made in the Norris Cemetery.
Family links: 
  Alfred Allen (1838 - 1913)
  Elizabeth Coates Allen (1838 - 1913)
  Mary Eliza Popham Allen (1878 - 1968)
  Glen Nathan Allen (1900 - 1958)*
  Ruby Julia Allen (1904 - 1998)*
  Rubea A Allen Perrine (1863 - 1960)*
  Phila E Allen Bell (1865 - 1924)*
  Almeda M. Allen Blunt (1867 - 1936)*
  Suel Eugene Allen (1870 - 1942)*
  Arthur Hiram Allen (1872 - 1931)*
  Enola Laura Allen Elliott (1875 - 1941)*
  Wallace Coates Allen (1877 - 1935)
*Calculated relationship
Norris Cemetery
Mellette County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: thorsley
Record added: Nov 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120838340
Wallace Coates W.C. Allen
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Wallace Coates W.C. Allen
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