|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1840|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1917|
W. L. ALLEN FOUND DEAD NEAR ROOSEVELT
Tidings of the death of one of the old residents of the Ashley Valley reached Vernal yesterday. The sad event was the sudden demise of Warren Leslie Allen of Neola. He has been making his home with his youngest daughter, Mrs. Fred Hartle, but he had a farm rented a few miles from Roosevelt and was on that farm when found dead Wednesday morning. The body has been brought to Vernal and the funeral is being held in Naples today.
Mr. Allen was born near Lake Champlain, New York during the year 1840. During his youth he learned the trade of an engineer on boats plying on the Mississippi River. Later on he came west and engaged as a locomotive engineer on the Union Pacific Railroad. He followed this occupation until he came to Vernal, about 1885.
He married Mary J. Southam and their union was blessed by a large family. These children are still living. They are Henry Allen, Mrs. Esther Green and Mrs. Fred Hartile. Mrs. Mary Jane Allen died about two years ago. Several of the children also died within the last few years. Mr. Allen was an honorable upright man and had a host of friends in the Ashley Valley.
-Vernal Express, June 29, 1917, transcribed by Rhonda Holton
Warren Leslie Allen Sr. is the son of Adaline Everest and Jabez Allen. He married Mary Jane Southam Sr. March 1881 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They have seven children.
Warren Leslie Allen and wife Mary or Mamie as her siblings called her, bought a ranch on the Bear River about eight miles north and a little east of Evanston. Allen got his part of the ranch pretty cheap and Father-in-law George located his part, 160 acres under the timber act. The requirements of that act were that ten acres must be planted to trees before the title could be perfected from the Government. Mother-In-Law Catherine had gone to Evanston again and Mamie and her brother George had been left in Wasatch until they made the final move.
At the ranch we lived in a house that had two rooms and a lean-to. In one of the rooms was a fireplace. Father-In-Law George, Mamie, her little brother and George were staying at the ranch and the rest of the family were in Evanston at the home we kept there so the children could go to school. George had been reading to us by the light of the fire in the fireplace and a bitch (that is a small container with some grease in it and a cloth with one end in the grease and the other hanging out and lighted). They went to bed and some time during the night the house caught on fire. The house was completely burned along with a new harness that we had been oiling.
The train track was near our house and a train came by and the crewmen saw the fire and stopped the train. They took Mamie and Will on into Evanston. About daylight my father George got on a horse and ride into Evanston. There were five or six inches of snow on the ground and it was about an eight mile ride and George had no coat or shoes. We got some lumber and soon had another building up to live in.
(from John Henry Southam history)
Mary Jane Southam Allen (1865 - 1913)*
Warren Leslie Allen (1883 - 1916)*
George Henry Allen (1885 - 1940)*
Vernal Memorial Park
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Dec 23, 2007
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