|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1868|
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 1944|
TANEY COUNTY REPUBLICAN---February 7, 1944
Jim Allen met death as he met life, face to the front and unafraid. Though eighty years of age he was still carrying on in his effort to do something worthwhile. Last Saturday afternoon he went out to fix a fence. When he did not come in at night searchers went to hunt for him. He was found dead beside a cedar post he had cut and carried up a hill. The effort had been too much for his year worn heart and he went away. He had been living with his son, Lester, at Day.
He had a large family. Some of his sons and daughters remain here as worthy citizens; others have forged for themselves a name in far away places.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Beach of Reeds Spring and burial was at the Cupp cemetery under direction of the Forsyth Funeral Home at three o'clock yesterday afternoon. He was the son of Joesh Allen and born at Kirksville, Missouri.
A son Nicholas was killed in the battle of the Argonne in the First World War.
Sorrow had come to burden the life of Jim Allen in later years. He came to see me some years ago and in few words told me of his grief. The details he kept locked within his worn heart but with the evident wish of the solace that comes from human comradeship he told me what he felt it right to tell. Then he went his way, facing life with quiet courage and without complaint. Once we met out on the highway beyond the junction of 65 and 76 and had a few words. I left him, feeling better from having only brief speech with a strong good man,
Plot: Row from East: 2
Created by: WRVHS
Record added: Sep 24, 2007
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