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Rosanna Farley Allum
Birth: Jan. 16, 1854
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1897
Iowa County
Iowa, USA

A tall monument documents the resting place of Rosa (Farley) Allum at IOOF Cemetery, Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa.

Engraving reads, "In My Father's House Are Many Mansions," beneath which is "Rosa A., wife of J. B. Allum, Born Jan. 16, 1854, Died Oct. 20, 1897, Aged 43 Ys 9 Ms 4 Ds"

Born near Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois Rosanna -- called "Rosa" -- migrated to Iowa with her parents, Ephraim Farley and Margaret McReynolds, about 1866 settling in Marengo in Iowa County. Second eldest of nine children, she married John Banks Allum in 1868. The youngest of her four children, son Walter Francis, died in infancy in 1893. Rosa died from typhoid in 1897. Eleven years later, in 1908, her other son, Lewis Rex, died from typhoid in Minnesota.

Rosa and husband "J. B." are buried on the southwest corner of the Allum plot; baby Walter Francis Allum is on the northwest corner; and son Lewis Rex Allum is near the northeast corner. There is no marker for "Rex," nor an inscription for him on the tall monument on which Rosa and baby Walter Francis are memorialized.

Rosa had the distinction of being an aunt of Cal Farley, founder of Cal Farley's Boys' Ranch at Amarillo, Texas whose likeness appeared in 1996 on a U. S. postage stamp with the appropriate notation "Humanitarian." Cal was the son of Rosa's younger brother Frank Farley (1861-1934)and his wife, Mary Jane "Jennie" Meenach (1856-1947).

Photos of cemetery entrance and gravestone inscription of Rosanna "Rosa" (Farley) Allum taken by DeeAnna Allum Granston in 1964.
Family links: 
  Ephraim Farley (1819 - 1872)
  Margaret McReynolds Farley (____ - 1894)
  John Banks Allum (1843 - 1927)*
  Alta May Allum Hicks (1874 - 1951)*
  Louis Rex Allum (1878 - 1908)*
  Jennie Daisy Odessa Ruth Lind Jeanette Allum Simmons (1882 - 1955)*
  Walter Francis Allum (1893 - 1893)*
  Mary Ann Farley (1844 - 1853)*
  Esther Ann Farley Toland Case (1848 - 1918)*
  Rosanna Farley Allum (1854 - 1897)
  Melissa Caroline Farley Wentworth (1857 - 1915)*
  Josiah F. Farley (1858 - 1931)*
  Samuel S. Farley (1860 - 1935)*
  Frank Farley (1861 - 1934)*
  Lucv Amanda Farley Meenach (1864 - 1939)*
  Lida Farley (1866 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
IOOF Cemetery
Iowa County
Iowa, USA
Created by: DeeAnna Allum Granston
Record added: Jan 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24227408
Rosanna <i>Farley</i> Allum
Added by: DeeAnna Allum Granston
Rosanna <i>Farley</i> Allum
Added by: DeeAnna Allum Granston
Rosanna <i>Farley</i> Allum
Added by: DeeAnna Allum Granston
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May The Lord bless you and keep you. May The Lord shine His face upon you and be gracious unto you. May The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen!
- Gerhardt Leffler
 Added: Feb. 20, 2009
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