|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1827|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1906|
d/o Henry Dunham & Sarah Cunningham, who died one week apart in 1839. She was only 12 years old, and the oldest of 4 children when the parents died.
On 14 Jan 1844, she married Thomas Loving Allen in Cole Co MO. They had 8 children.
Two obituaries were published in the California MO County Democrat January 11, 1906 edition
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Mrs Mary A Allen died at the home of her son James R Allen who lives on the old homeplace about 8 miles south of this city, January 4, 1906 of dropsy of the heart, aged 78 years.
Funeral services conducted by Rev Nicholas Allee, were held Saturday and the remains interred in the Sappington cemetery.
Mrs Allen was the widow of the late Thomas L Allen, and was born in Tennessee in 1827, coming to Missouri with her parents when a small child, and settled in Randolph county, afterwards came to this county, where she lived for many years. Her maiden name was Dunham, being a sister of Joseph and William Dunham, well known residents of this city and county. In 1844 she was united in marriage to Thomas L Allen, who died several years ago. Five sons survive her, William, John T, James R, and Joel R Allen, all of whom reside in this county, and George Allen who lives in Kansas.
Since her early youth, Mrs Allen has been a member of the Baptist church, was a devout and sincere Christian, a faithful worker in the Masters' cause, though, of late years, owing to failing health, she had not been so active in the work as she had been formerly. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. In her death, the church loses a consistent member, her children a kind and loving mother, and the community a good woman.
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**** 2nd obituary ****
Mary A Allen was born August 22, 1827 and died January 4, 1906 being at the time of her death 78 years, 11 months and 13 days old.
She was married to Thomas L Allen in the year 1844. To this union seven children were born, five sons and two daughters. The husband and two daughters are dead, the five sons are still living to mourn the loss of a mother. She professed faith in Christ early in life, uniting first with the Presbyterian church and later with the Baptist church. She was a faithful Christian until death.
The funeral service was held at her home by Rev N Allee. her remains laid to rest in the Sappington graveyard by the side of her husband.
Farewell, dear parents till we meet again.
Thomas Loving Allen (1823 - 1897)*
William Henry Allen (1849 - 1929)*
Mary Elizabeth Allen Allee (1852 - 1883)*
John T. Allen (1854 - 1913)*
James Richard Allen (1856 - 1937)*
Joel Riley Allen (1858 - 1926)*
Sappington Community Chapel Cemetery
Created by: Deb
Record added: Dec 29, 2007
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