|Birth: ||1850, USA|
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 1909|
New York, USA
Catherine Burrell Allen was born in 1850 and died in 1909.
Catherine was the daughter of Nathan and Harriet Cole Burrell.
John (my grandfather)
Catherines obituary in the Geneva Daily Times reads:
The body of Catherine Allen, aged 59 years, of 25 Hogarth Avenue, was found in the Robson and Monroe Lumber yard in Torrey Park at 5'oclock this morning. The body was under a pile of lumber, which it is believed was blown over on the woman while she was engaged in picking up a small pile of coal which lay near the lumber.
Coroner Eiseline was notified of the finding of the body of the woman and he came to Geneva this morning. After viewing the remains and hearing the facts in the case, the Coroner decided that death was due to an accident and a certificate was issued. No inquest will be held. Mrs Allen left her home yesterday afternoon about 4 o"clock, according to the facts as given to the Coroner, and went to the railroad tracks to gather some coal. That was the last seen of her alive. When she failed to return to her home last night, the police were notified and members of her family also started out to search for her. The search was continued all through the night without result until about 5 o'clock this morning when her son, who was in the searching party, saw what he thought was a woman's clothing beneath a pile of lumber which stood beside a switch of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company running through the lumber yard of Robson and Monroe. When the lumber was moved, the body of Mrs. Allen was found. The woman was dead and it was evident that she had died some time before the body was found. Undertakers Devaney and Fletcher and Coroner Elseline were immediately notified. The coroner ordered the remains removed to the undertaking rooms and later came to Geneva. A small pile of coal was found near the pile of lumber and it is the opinion of the authorities that the woman had stooped to gather this coal when the heavy wind blew the pile of lumber over upon her, crushing her to death. The remains were taken to the undertaking rooms. They will be removed to the family home.
Great-Aunt Catherines body was then transported to Tuscarora, New York and viewed in the home of her brother.
Her brother died the same day and their bodies were viewed in the same home and were buried together in Addison, NY.
Her brother died of a heart attack due to kidney failure.
Catherine was my Grandfather Johns sister.
A huge Thank You goes out to MidwestMom4 (Pam) for sponsoring my G-Aunt Catherine. Pam...that was sooo kind of you to do and I appreciate it more than you ever will know. Also, G-Aunt Catherine appreciates your kind gesture too, I am sure.
When you get the time would you visit MidwestMom4 and visit her family and friends memorials?
Just maybe you will get a glance of that precious grandchild of Pams....Quinn....(big smile here)...He is such a handsome little guy!
Nathan Burrell (1822 - 1894)
Harriet Cole Burrell (1824 - 1913)
Curtis S Burrell (1845 - 1920)*
Catherine Burrell Allen (1850 - 1909)
John Burrell (1852 - 1909)*
Washington Burrell (1855 - 1910)*
Addison Hill Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Diane Miller
Record added: Feb 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33712715