Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Allens in:
 • Linwood Park Cemetery
 • Boone
 • Boone County
 • Iowa
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Addie B. Allen
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: May 18, 1862
Death: Jan. 30, 1888

Boone has contributed one victim to the terrific storm in Dakota of January 14, a young lady of this city being so badly frozen that it is doubtful if she will recover. Miss Addie Allen, the adopted daughter of Rev. J. Allen, went to Kimball, Dakota, to attend her sister's wedding. The sister lived and the wedding took place in the country, ten miles from Kimball. After the wedding Miss Allen started in a sleigh with a boy for Kimball, to take the train home. They were overtaken by the blizzard, missed the road in the storm, and were exposed to the blasts for twenty one hours. They at last found refuge in a house only four miles from the place they started. Miss Allen had booth feet frozen, the boy both hands, and one of the horses died. The news from Miss Allen is sad, it being necessary to amputate both feet, and it is very doubtful if this will save her. Rev Allen was in Chicago when the news came. He returned on the limited Friday and took Mrs. Allen with him to Dakota, where they now are, ministering to the poor girl. Miss Allen is about 19, and a general favorite among her associates in Boone. The details, as given above, have been gathered piecemeal, from various sources, and we have nothing direct from the friends of the afflicted girl. We sincerely hope the facts may not prove as sad as now told, but fear the worst. No word has been received from Mr. Allen up to the present writing.

Boone County Democrat January 1888

She died about a week after this posting in the Boone Co Democrat (See also the book "The Children's Blizzard" by David Laskin) 
Linwood Park Cemetery
Boone County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Burt
Record added: Dec 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23429259
Addie B. Allen
Added by: Cathy
Addie B. Allen
Added by: Cathy
Addie B. Allen
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Gerhardt Leffler
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Becca
 Added: Mar. 17, 2014
For you Addie
- Esther Kinder
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
Sad story.
 Added: Oct. 24, 2013
There are 2 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service