|Birth: ||May 22, 1876|
|Death: ||May 19, 1919|
South Carolina, USA
Mr. Fred Daniel Allaben, died here Monday afternoon at four o'clock after 10 days illness with pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, three children, a brother and one sister. Mr. Allaben was a most devout member of St. John's Methodist Church, from which place the funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock, Rev. O. M. Abney, his pastor, officiating, assisted by the Pythian Lodge of which the deceased was a stalwart member. Interment was made in Bethany Cemetery. Mr. Allaben was a native of Polo, Ill., and was 45 years old.
Journal and Review, Aiken, S.C., Wednesday, May 14, 1919, p. 5.
Fred D. Allaben
There was a man sent from God whose name was Fred D. Allaben—a man with a message from God, a man sent to do a work for God. In the few years he lived he served his day and generation well.
Brother Allaben was born in Pole, Ill., May 22, 1876, and died in Aiken, S.C., May 12, 1919, leaving a wife and three small children, two brothers, Rev. W. G. Allaben of Brunswick, Ga. and Frank Allaben of New York City, and one sister, Mrs. George Atwood of Aiken, S.C. When nineteen years old he came South and settled in Aiken county, S.C. After his marriage, July 4, 1912, to Miss Mary Ella Lane of Lockheart, Ga., he moved into the city of Aiken where as an employee of the U. S. postal service he rendered faithful and conscientious service to the day the fatal sickness smote him down.
His education was finished in the Oberlin High School, Ohio, [from which he graduated in 1895] before he came South, but he never ceased to be a student—a student of his business, of the Church, of the Bible, and of God. As a Sunday school superintendent he kept up with the times and always had a specially prepared program for his school. We miss him in St. John's school, for he was faithful; and we loved him.
Brother Allaben joined the Methodist Church in Aiken under the ministry of Rev. Marion Dargan, and died as he lived a consecrated Christian. He was faithful as a steward, superintendent, lay leader, and his heart was wrapped up in the Centenary movement. Just before he went away he said: "Give my love to the Church." He talked of his departure as if going on a journey.
As a husband he was thoughtful and affectionate, as a father he was kind and gentle, as a neighbor sympathetic and helpful. Though dead he still lives.
How we miss him. But for him to die was gain, though we may have sustained a loss. His body sleeps in Aiken soil but his spirit is with God.
O. M. Abney, Pastor.
Journal and Review, Aiken, S.C., Wednesday, June 4, 1919, p. 5.
Mary Ellie Lane Allaben (1881 - 1950)*
Sara Elizabeth Allaben (1914 - 2004)*
South Carolina, USA
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